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Politics & Society
J. Kevin Appleby
The Catholic Church acknowledges and supports the right of nations to control their borders and to enforce their laws.
A Healing Embrace. Pope Francis in San Cristobal de las Casas: Photo by Kevin Clarke
Kevin Clarke
His presence was a message to the indigenous communities here: Pope Francis has heard of your suffering and he has said, “Enough.”
Pope Francis visits the main synagogue in Rome Jan. 17. Also seated is Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, right. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell
On his first visit to Rome’s synagogue as pope, Francis called on Catholics and Jews to “strengthen” their common “commitment for peace and justice.”
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America Video

In this exclusive interview with Father Matt Malone, S.J., editor in chief of America, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. discusses his thoughts on Pope Francis, as well as his Catholic faith, his upbringing, his public life and private sorrow, and his thinking about a possible presidential campaign. The interview was conducted on September 17, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Mr. Biden refers in the full interview, below, to Father Malone’s published account of the death of his brother in an automobile accident in 1984.

FaithIn All Things
Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.

Editors Note, Feb. 25, 2019: America has become aware that this article included extensive unattributed material from other sources. Accordingly, we have removed the text. For more material on this topic, read the original report from Catholic News Service, "Pope Francis For Year of Mercy, Pope Francis extends possibilities for absolution.”

Archbishops Fisher, Cupich leave after Mass marking feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican.
Gerard O’Connell
New archbishops gather in Rome