While neither Hungary’s Viktor Orbán nor his most prominent guest this weekend, Pope Francis, have appeared anxious to play up their differences, there’s no getting around the fact that the two men represent contrasting versions of Christianity — one focused on identity, tradition and family values, the other on welcome, dialogue and the social gospel.
Pope in Hungary, Swelled by Ukrainian Refugees, Urges End to ‘Indifference’
On his second day in Hungary’s capital, Pope Francis met a group of poor people and refugees, including several who fled the war in neighboring Ukraine, and urged society to let go of selfish indifference toward those in need.
In Note to Nuns, Pope Says He is Doing Everything He Can For Ukraine
Pope Francis said he is doing everything he can for Ukraine, saying the world was witnessing “cruelty.”
Pope Francis Knee Troubles Force Cancellation of July Trip to Africa
Because of continuing problems with his knee, Pope Francis has postponed his planned trip to Congo and South Sudan July 2-7, said the Vatican press office.
Archbishop Claims Pope Francis Is Being Prevented From Speaking to Putin
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has thwarted efforts by Pope Francis to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian Archbishop Borys Gudziak said on March 15.
Cardinal Dolan’s Mother Dies at 93; He Thanks God ‘For the Gift she Was’
Shirley Jean Radcliffe Dolan, the mother of New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and the matriarch of the Dolan family, died March 12 at age 93.
Recognizing Miracle, Pope Francis Clears way for Beatification of John Paul I
Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, clearing the way for his beatification.
Cardinal Pell Speaks Out About Prison, Trump, and the Role of a Retired Pope
At the virtual launch of his new book, Cardinal George Pell opened up about what his time in prison before acquitted of charges of sexual abuse was like, and he also offered an evaluation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s time in office as well as the need for a set of clear rules when a pope retires.
Analysis: Two Secular Lawsuits Raise Deeply Ecclesiastical Conundra
Within the last few days, two completely separate lawsuits have been filed in two different countries that somehow involve the Vatican.
St. John Paul II Shrine’s Events Mark Pope’s 100th Birthday
St. Pope John Paul II, the longest reigning pope in modern history, was born May 18, 1920, and the national shrine in Washington dedicated to the pontiff will celebrate the centennial of his birth with a series of virtual events May 16-22.