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Pope Francis

Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has inspired the world and challenged the Church with his humble ways and powerful words. These dialogues focus on Pope Francis’ mission and message, his impacts and challenges, and responses to his leadership.


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Laudato Sí After Five Years

Five years ago, Pope Francis wrote Laudato Sí, the first papal encyclical to focus on care for creation as a central moral obligation. His groundbreaking letter brought together the call to protect the environment and to defend the “least of these” through an integral ecology that challenges all of…


Laudato Sí After Five Years (Video)

May 29, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

The Papacy Confronts Coronavirus (Video)

May 5, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes

Nationalism, Post-liberalism, and Pope Francis (Video)

November 20, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes