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Pope Francis, the superstars of radical nonviolence, and a bold move to change the politics of peace - The Conversation UK

The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. University of ...and more »

Pope Francis faces a conservative backlash over the divorced and remarried - The Economist (blog)

How should Church doctrine respond to the changing meaning of marriage and divorce in modern life? Erasmus. Dec 13th 2016. by ERASMUS. IT MAY not quite be a schism, but it is certainly a significant event in the high politics of the Catholic church ...and more »

Pope Francis sends letter to Syrian President Assad - Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a letter to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, through Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, appealing for "an end to the violence and the peaceful resolution of hostilities" in the country. A ...and more »

Criticism of Pope Francis rooted in misunderstanding of Vatican II - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Pope Paul VI presides over a meeting of the Second Vatican Council in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 1963. (CNS photo/Catholic Press Photo). Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of the papacies of Pope ...and more »

Pope Paul VI's greatness lies in his church leadership after Vatican II - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras attend a prayer service in Jerusalem in January 1964. (CNS/Giancarlo Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo). Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of the papacies of ...and more »

Why are Catholic Academics Supporting the Four Cardinals? - First Things

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a score of Catholic academics and pastors—of whom I am one—spoke out, in an open letter, in support of the “Four Cardinals” who submitted and then made public five “dubia” (doubts or questions) to Pope ...and more »

Pope Francis Pens Letter to Assad in Plea for Peace in Syria - Daily Beast

As his forces butcher Aleppo, the Syrian dictator is facing intensifying pressure from the Vatican—and the pontiff himself— to end the relentless violence and make a peace deal. Barbie Latza Nadeau. 12.13.16 9:07 AM ET. Reuters. ROME — Pope Francis ...and more »

Francis calls on Christians to embrace nonviolence in World Day of Peace message - National Catholic Reporter

A man lights a candle during a prayer for peace in late October at a church in Warsaw, Poland. (CNS/EPA/Tomasz Gzell). Vatican City — Pope Francis has called on Christians around the globe to embrace Jesus' teachings on nonviolence, saying in his ...and more »

Pope Francis on secularism, terrorism and the synodal Church - Catholic Culture

In his interview on December 7th with the Belgian Catholic weekly, Tertio, Pope Francis touched on a number of important points. I promised in last Friday's Insights message to discuss it this week. As usual, his answers were somewhat confused, but he ...and more »

Pope Francis appeals to Assad to protect Syria's civilians - The Guardian

Cardinal Mario Zenari meets the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus. Photograph: Sana/EPA. Pope Francis has launched a last-ditch appeal to Bashar al-Assad, urging the Syrian president to respect international humanitarian law and to protect ...and more »