The Honorary Comedic Advisor to the Pope was announced on Monday... and he’s a rabbi.
By Alison Moore
For three takes on Pope Francis’ call to action to Congress, Judy Woodruff talks with Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus, John Carr of Georgetown University and James Nicholson, former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
By PBS NewsHour
Once you’re a scientist, you’re always a scientist, and Pope Francis was once a scientist. In recent years, the pope’s outspoken views on issues like the environment seem to reveal his familiarity with life in a lab. Some scientists applaud…
By Nsikan Akpan
Faith is an intangible force, an intensely personal connection with one’s beliefs. For many, religious faith is manifested in the items they keep close to them — a book, a prayer card, a piece of jewelry. For Catholics, it can…
By Joshua Barajas
Pope Francis announced that Catholic priests will be given discretion to forgive women who have had abortions across the coming year. Judy Woodruff discusses the change in rhetoric with Elizabeth Dias of TIME.
Teen pregnancies rose by 50 percent in the Philippines over the last decade. Now that predominantly Roman Catholic country has begun implementing a law -- contested for years -- that requires public health facilities to offer free contraceptive services. Special…
By Erica Werner and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans on Thursday, while many of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely.
By PBS NewsHour
By Larisa Epatko
In a highly anticipated encyclical, or public letter, Pope Francis issued a call to action to save the planet and backed scientists who say climate change is real and mostly caused by humans.
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