Popes rarely intervene in authoritarian politics. Nicaraguans want Pope Francis to make an exception.
For critics of the first Latin American pope, Francis’ recent expression of concern about the crackdown on Catholics in Nicaragua was too little too late.
The main body of protesters continued a diesel-rumbling siege of Parliament Hill, igniting fire pits on city streets and sounding truck horns at all hours, driving local residents to despair.
Canadians are losing patience with the unvaccinated — and the Catholic Church is sending mixed signals
Canadians have embraced coronavirus vaccination in large numbers and are feeling a deepening exasperation with the unvaccinated.
Justin Trudeau has never offered a cogent explanation of his decision to call a snap election. Voters have called Canada’s 44th election the “Seinfeld election”—an election about nothing.
The Mexican president has made morality a pillar of his pandemic response, emphasizing clean living and moral rectitude in frequent messages to the nation.
His work is increasingly to support what synod organizers call creating a more “Amazon-like” church. A more Amazon-like church incorporates the customs and sensibilities of the local population, like indigenous spirituality, and promotes new forms of evangelization.