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Father Antonio Spadaro SJ

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 24: Crucifixes are displayed for sale near Vatican City on February 24, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on February 27, 2013 before he retires the following day. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church …

Papal Adviser Slams Proposed Italian Crucifix Law

Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro has voiced strong opposition to a proposed law that would mandate placing crucifixes in all public buildings, rejecting the bill as the politicization of a religious symbol.

Pope Francis talks with Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, editor of La Civilta Cattolica, while meeting journalists aboard his flight to Havana Feb. 12. Traveling to Mexico for a six-day visit, the pope is stopping briefly in Cuba to meet with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow at the Havana airport. …

Papal Advisers Bash American Christians in Bigoted Screed

In a peculiar, rambling essay, papal adviser Father Antonio Spadaro SJ has caricatured white southern evangelicals as well as conservative American Catholics as ignorant, theocratic, Manichean, war-mongering fanatics anxiously awaiting the apocalypse.