A new messenger: Pope’s press-friendly style stuns Pope Francis listens to a question during his now-famous interview on his flight heading to Rome on July In an eye-opening exchange, the pope answered questions for 80 minutes.
Pope Francis returned to Rome on Monday after his trip to Brazil. The flight included a news conference in which the pope struck a conciliatory tone about gay Catholics. He also explained what he keeps in his black bag.
Icon of Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras, no doubt inspired by their 1965 Catholic-Orthodox declaration, dissolving the mutual excommunications of 1054 among many things. [We cannot find the source of the actual icon--please comment if you know!