Pope Francis And His Global Reach

Pope Francis And His Global Reach

Roman Catholics make up 17 percent of the world's population, but the new leader, Pope Francis, is emerging as a global voice of conscience. Diane and her guests discuss the pope, his message of compassion and his potential influence around the world.

Last week on his 77th birthday the leader of the nation’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis, invited three men who live on the streets of Rome to join him for breakfast. The move is consistent with the down to earth, inclusive and questioning approach he’s taken since become pope nine months ago. His remarkable ability to connect with people and willingness to address important issues has drawn praise within the Roman Catholic Church and well beyond. Time Magazine named him person of the year, as did “The Advocate”, a magazine focused on gay rights. Please join us to discuss the pope’s message.

Guests

E.J. Dionne Jr.

senior fellow, Brookings Institution and author, "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent"

John Haas

president, The National Catholic Bioethics Center

Maureen Fiedler

host, Interfaith Voices and Sister of Loretto

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