Pope Francis has asked Fr Ermes Maria Ronchi, a theologian of the Order of the Servants of Mary, to preach at this year’s Spiritual Exercises of the Roman Curia.
The president of the Ghanaian bishops’ conference has criticised the government’s decision to accept two former Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Sandro Magister says he has evidence that the Pope intends “to extend the presence of married clergy in the Catholic Church”.
Jacopo Barigazzi claims that smaller crowds at the Vatican suggest Pope Francis is “alienating the base of traditional Catholics”.
Garry Wills says that St Augustine “was the only major thinker of late antiquity who was monolingual”.
And Jude Law explains why playing a pope in a new HBO series is “very uncomfortable”.
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