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Pope Francis in Iraq (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis Factor Dialogues

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The Initiative’s Francis Factor dialogues focus on Pope Francis’ mission and message, his priorities and leadership, his impact, and the challenges he offers to U.S. Catholics.

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Audience member asks a question to The Francis Factor Today panel in Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University

The Francis Factor Today

More than six years ago, Jorgé Mario Bergoglio was elected the first Jesuit and Latin American pope. In choosing the name Francis, he signaled his priorities: “a poor Church for the poor,” peace, and…

Pope Francis waves at a crowd of people gathered.

The Francis Factor After Four Years

Four years after the Pope’s surprising election and four months after a surprising U.S. election, what is Pope Francis’ message to leaders of our nation and members of the Catholic Church? What appear…

The Pope, Politics, and Policy

The Pope, Politics, and Policy

Pope Francis’ actions and ideas are reshaping public discussion in the United States and around the world. His strong articulation of Catholic social teaching and attention to issues of economic…
The Pope and the Poor

The Pope and the Poor

Since his election in March of 2013, Pope Francis has repeatedly called attention to the plight of the world's poor and challenged political leaders to address poverty in its economic, political…