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Pope Francis

Steve Bannon Allies with Catholic Theo-Fascism Against Pope Francis (2/2)
Matthew Fox says Pope Francis is fighting against the fascist Catholic order Opus Dei and has demoted an American right-wing cardinal

  February 20, 2017

Pope Francis Calls for Broad Front Against Tyranny and Savage Capitalism (1/2)
Matthew Fox and Paul Jay discuss the Pope's message to social movements and comparing the European far right and the rise of Trump to Hitler (1/2)

  February 19, 2017

Pope Calls UN to Focus on Climate Solution Not Just Commitments
Pace University's Chris Williams and IPS' Janet Redman say UN commitments have not made substantial difference because the elite refuse to address fossil fuels

  September 27, 2015

Is the Pope a Man of the Left?
Paul Jay talks to Medea Benjamin and Vijay Prashad who say the Pope is a powerful voice of the South

  September 25, 2015

Top Pope Advisor Says Vatican Will Not Divest From Fossil Fuels
Pace University's Chris Williams and IPS' Janet Redman discuss the Vatican's contradictory policy in light of the Pope's call to fight climate change

  September 24, 2015

The Pope Mutes Message in Congress Speech
Pope Francis restrained his critique of finance and demand for urgent action on climate change, as he called for an end to capital punishment, more open immigration and concern for the environment

  September 24, 2015

What Pope Francis' Call to Abolish Death Penalty Could Mean For Republicans
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks with author Patricia Miller on how Pope Francis' pro-life position on abolishing the death penalty expels conservatives' use of abortion as a trump card over social justice issues

  September 25, 2015

Progressive Halo or Wholly Rhetoric?
Feminist theologian Mary E. Hunt discusses whether the hype around the Pope's visit deserves the unbridled enthusiasm of the media and progressive community.

  September 22, 2015

Pope Francis Goes Green, Balancing Science and Religion 1/2
With the Pope issuing an encyclical to address the climate change crisis, Janet Redman and Blase Bonpane weigh in on this defining moment for the Catholic Church

  June 19, 2015

Pope Calls Out Climate Deniers, But Will the Vatican Divest From Fossil Fuels?
Interfaith Power & Light Founder Rev. Sally Bingham and GreenFaith Coordinator Jeff Korgen discuss specific policies that the Vatican can adopt to support renewable energy

  June 18, 2015

Pope Francis Trips Shows Broader Concern For Palestinians By Vatican
IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discusses the Pope's visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

  May 28, 2014

UN Report Blasts Catholic Church for Systemic Child Abuse Coverups
Chairperson Kirsten Sandberg discusses the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child report outlining massive allegations of child abuse coverups and its demands The Vatican take action to hold guilty parties accountable

  February 5, 2014

Pope Francis accused by family and friends of tortured priests
Jorge Mario Bergoglio known for his opposition to progressive governments and clerics, is accused of silence, cooperation with Argentinean dictatorship

  March 19, 2013

A New Pope and "The Most Corrupt Vatican Since the Borgias"
Matthew Fox (former Catholic priest) discusses the Vatican's work with the CIA and it's alliance with far right political forces and Pope Francis' opposition to liberation theology in Latin America.

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