Former Miss USA Ali Landry — roughly six months pregnant with a baby boy — visited the Vatican last week, receiving a special papal blessing. One thing is apparent. Pope Francis feels comfortable among women. This is good for the church in the long run. Furthermore, I think this is the first time I have ever seen a pope touching a woman or have seen a woman's hand on a papal hand. The times are changing!
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In This Issue
- Editorial: What kind of reformer is Francis?
- Vatican event tackles women's equality, inclusion, ordination
- Stopping the Islamic State without making matters worse
- This issue's Special Section: Catholic Education
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by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Eco Catholic
by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles