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.

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Italian Police Hunt Culprits Behind Anti-Pope Posters

Italian police spent Monday combing through surveillance video footage in an effort to apprehend the culprits behind the hundreds of anti-pope posters that were plastered around Rome over the weekend.