Check out a photo that captures a happy spirit. Pope Francis is drawing crowds to St. Peter's Square in numbers not seen in decades. Some 100,000 pack the square weekly for his Wednesday audience. Yesterday a woman handed him a bird cage with two doves in it. He asked if he could release the birds. Then, reached in, taking one out. The first went to flight. The second perched on the papal hand for a bit, checking out the scene, before taking to flight.
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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