Editor's Note: Ivone Gebara is a Brazilian Sister of Our Lady and a leading theologian in the fields of ecofeminism and liberation theology. This article first appeared in Portuguese and Spanish on the Brazilian news site Adital. It is reprinted here with the author's permission.
Rome dispatch: Pope Francis' first Sunday as pontiff stressed both mercy and a knack for personally engaging with an audience.
A four-minute speech before the church’s cardinals a week before conclave led to the election of Pope Francis, according to a report.
Speaking in the Paul VI grand hall of the Vatican, the Argentine cardinal warned against focusing too much on matters close to home.
Rome dispatch: Pope Francis says he chose his name because St. Francis "was a man of peace, a man of poverty, a man who loved and protected creation."
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Analysis: The only question about the election of our new pope is which is the greatest surprise: that he is a Jesuit, that he is Latin American, or that he is 76?
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Rome dispatch: When Pope Francis met with his cardinals Friday, there were some slight alterations from the traditions of Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Francis has been busy since his election, and he has used his activity to further the image of a warm, simple pastor.
Opinion: The election of Pope Francis was an inspired choice who might be able to make some changes at the highest levels of church.