Pope Francis

Steve Bannon Allies with Catholic Theo-Fascism Against Pope Francis (2/2)

February 20, 2017

Matthew Fox says Pope Francis is fighting against the fascist Catholic order Opus Dei and has demoted an American right-wing cardinal

Pope Francis Calls for Broad Front Against Tyranny and Savage Capitalism (1/2)

February 19, 2017

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)

Pope Calls UN to Focus on Climate Solution Not Just Commitments

September 27, 2015

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

What Pope Francis’ Call to Abolish Death Penalty Could Mean For Republicans

September 25, 2015

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

Is the Pope a Man of the Left?

September 25, 2015

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

Top Pope Advisor Says Vatican Will Not Divest From Fossil Fuels

September 24, 2015

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

The Pope Mutes Message in Congress Speech

September 24, 2015

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

Progressive Halo or Wholly Rhetoric?

September 22, 2015

Feminist theologian Mary E. Hunt discusses whether the hype around the Pope’s visit deserves the unbridled enthusiasm of the media and progressive community.

Pope Francis Goes Green, Balancing Science and Religion 1/2

June 19, 2015

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

Pope Calls Out Climate Deniers, But Will the Vatican Divest From Fossil Fuels?

June 18, 2015

Interfaith Power & Light Founder Rev. Sally Bingham and GreenFaith Coordinator Jeff Korgen discuss specific policies that the Vatican can adopt to support renewable energy

Pope Francis Trips Shows Broader Concern For Palestinians By Vatican

May 28, 2014

IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discusses the Pope’s visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

UN Report Blasts Catholic Church for Systemic Child Abuse Coverups

February 5, 2014

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

Pope Francis accused by family and friends of tortured priests

March 19, 2013

Jorge Mario Bergoglio known for his opposition to progressive governments and clerics, is accused of silence, cooperation with Argentinean dictatorship

A New Pope and “The Most Corrupt Vatican Since the Borgias”

March 13, 2013

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.