VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff’s dramatic gesture capped a lightning visit, with Orthodox Christian leaders, to a Greek island that had a politically-charged message for Europe.
“If anyone thinks that greeting someone is getting involved in politics, I recommend that he look for a psychiatrist,” Francis laughingly told reporters.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In the end, the Democratic candidate got something almost as good as a pope picture: blanket news coverage and a chance to deliver his stump speech wrapped in the words of the popular pontiff.
(RNS) “There are few places in modern thought that rival the depth and insight of the church’s moral teachings on the market economy,” Sanders said.
“My personal feeling is that this bill trivializes the Bible, which I believe is sacred text,” the governor said. The bill’s sponsors expect the legislature to override the veto.
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