Pope Francis | WYPR

Pope Francis

Feb 5, 2015

The pontiff garners headlines – and pushback from traditionalists -- with his atypical public commentary, his calls for tolerance of marginalized groups and his challenges to capitalism. A conversation about the Pope with Fritz Bauerschmidt, chair of the department of theology at Loyola University Maryland; David Cloutier, associate professor of theology at Mount St. Mary’s University; and Jozef Goethals, author of "Holy White Smoke: The Second Vatican Council Under Siege."

Pope Francis recently announced that he will visit the United States this September.