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Marc Roscoe Loustau is managing editor of the Journal of Global Catholicism at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
Activists erect a rainbow-colored heart in front of the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, on July 8. The activists are protesting against the recently passed law that they say discriminates against L.G.B.T.Q. people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Marc Roscoe Loustau
Some activists in Hungary have reacted to an anti-L.G.B.T.Q. law by calling for an investigation of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, writes Marc Roscoe Loustau. But turning the crisis into a political football may backfire.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Marc Roscoe Loustau
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 & SocietyShort Take
Marc Roscoe Loustau
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.