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A crowd of people pray in the pews of Sagrada Familia basilica with stain glass windows behind them.
Giovanna Dell’Orto – Associated Press
With tourism reaching or surpassing pre-pandemic levels across southern Europe this summer, iconic sacred sites struggle to find ways to accommodate both the faithful who come to pray and millions of increasingly secular visitors.
This week on Jesuitical, we’re joined by Luke Russert, the son of legendary “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert and the author of the new memoir “Look for Me There: Grieving My Father, Finding Myself.”
pope francis sits at right across a table from president of hungary katalin novak at left
Politics & SocietyNews
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
At the end of April, Pope Francis will travel to Hungary, where he will meet with government officials, refugees, scholars and young people in the capital of Budapest.
Pope Francis is pictured after answering questions from journalists aboard his flight from Iqaluit, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, to Rome July 29, 2022.
Politics & SocietyIdeas
Jim McDermott
Prior to 1964, no pope had left Italy for 150 years. The advent of the 747 and long-haul flights enabled popes to finally visit the world, and the world to visit the pope.
gerhard mueller wears his cardinal clothing with red cap and addresses students with a bright window behind him
Inside the Vatican
This week on Inside the Vatican, Gerry and Ricardo discuss the new book by Cardinal Gerhard Müller which blasts Pope Francis and some of his actions, and Francis' upcoming trip to Africa.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
Sometimes not getting to do the thing that you want can actually feel kind of wonderful, even luxurious.