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Pope Francis at a General Audience on Dec. 11th, 2013. Photo Courtesy of Catholic News Service/Paul Haring.
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The Editors
A collection of articles, videos and podcasts highlighting significant moments of Francis' ministry.
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Meghan J. ClarkDrew ChristiansenRobert P. ImbelliAmanda C. Osheim
The Dignity of the VulnerableBy Meghan J. Clarke‘The dignity of the human person and the common good rank higher than the comfort of those who refuse to renounce their privileges” (No. 218). In a simple sentence, Pope Francis summarizes the bedrock of Catholic social doctrine: human dign
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John A. Coleman
From 2013: On several occasions, Francis has talked about tackling unemployment and signaled out the high unemployment of youth as one of the two most salient issues facing the world at present. He also attacked what he called unjust salaries.
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Antonio Spadaro, S.J.
“It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”
"I am a sinner"
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Stephen Bullivant
What "I am a sinner" tells us about who Pope Francis is.
Pope waves as he leads Angelus at Vatican (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters).
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Drew Christiansen
Since the first days of his pontificate, Pope Francis has spoken of his plans to renew the Synod of Bishops. In the last weeks it emerged as a centerpiece of his ministry. Three times this month he has spoken of "synodality"—that is, the role of meetings of bishops in church governance.