Cardinal Agostino Casaroli was the often controversial Secretary of State who engineered the Ostpolitik between the Holy See and various communist regimes. He also turned out to be a holy priest who spent time visiting the imprisoned at the Casal del Marmo where Pope Francis will celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper. Vatican Insider has the story, a story that proves the Vatican Curia was not always filled with those who ambitioned only for their own prestige.
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In This Issue
- Editorial: Stop the nuclear spending spree
- As Pope Francis goes to Mexico, locals hope he'll push for change
- Pandering and preaching on the campaign trail
- Special Section (in print only): Religious Life
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by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt NCR Today