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Inside the Vatican
President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua suspended diplomatic ties with the Vatican in what appears to be retaliation for Pope Francis’ likening his regime to “a communist dictatorship in 1917, or a Hitlerian one in 1935.”
Gerard O’Connell
Reflecting on Pope Francis’ 10 years at the Vatican, Cardinal Robert McElroy says that “there has been a fundamental shift in perspective, of cultures and sometimes of priorities within the life of the church.”
FaithFaith in Focus
Kerry Weber
We have a ways to go before our church reaches equality. But I refuse to allow my faith to stall until the Holy Father catches up to the Holy Spirit.
FaithFaith in Focus
Simcha Fisher
With Pope Francis' papacy reaching its 10-year mark, what we have right now is a church that talks endlessly about openness and welcome, but the front steps feel hopelessly broken down. Who will fix them?
pope francis is waving and in focus and everyone else around him is blurry in a photo with slow shutter speed at a general audience
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The number of women working in the Vatican has increased during Pope Francis' 10 years as pope, though women still face resistance from certain members of the church.
“Our sexual lives have many areas of sinfulness and I’m not challenging that,” Cardinal McElroy says this week on the Jesuitical podcast. “All I’m saying is that in the Christian moral life, they don’t automatically represent mortal sin.”