Marc Roscoe Loustau is co-editor of the Journal of Global Catholicism at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

Politics & Society Short Take
Marc Roscoe LoustauJune 07, 2019
Pope Francis spoke of the importance of appreciating the Roma community’s culture and traditions and apologized for the church’s inability “to defend you in your uniqueness.”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is a frequent visitor to the Csíksomlyó shrine in Romania, where Pope Francis is expected to celebrate Mass this spring. (Associated Press)
Politics & Society Short Take
Marc Roscoe LoustauApril 19, 2019
The pope will visit a section of Romania with a large ethnic Hungarian population—and a Marian shrine that has attracted allies of the autocratic, anti-migrant Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán.