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Pope Francis's Visit To The United States

Sep 15, 2015

Certainly one of the most captivating public figures on the planet: Pope Francis Tweets, he eschews opulence, he admonishes bishops to be more pastoral. He’s likely the first Pope anyone called cool. Liberal in actions and attitude, yet conservative in what he ultimately says about church teaching, Francis comes to the U.S. next week. He will be the first pope to address Congress; observers expect him to speaks about racial injustice and income inequality. Ahead of the papal visit, a talk about the Francis pontificate with British journalist Paul Vallely, who has written extensively about Pope Francis and sees his papacy as a struggle for the soul of Catholicism. Plus we speak to two professors of theology: David Cloutier of Mount St. Mary's University and Fritz Bauerschmidt of Loyola University.