Pope Francis

With his “Message to the Catholics of China and to the Universal Church,”[1] September 26, 2018, the most authoritative voice, the pope himself, explained the significance of the agreement signed on September 22, 2018, in Beijing between the Holy See and the authorities of the People’s Republic of China, assuming responsibility for it all. The message… Read the full article

Ireland to a great extent missed out on “modernity.” During the “long 19th century” when the rest of Europe was experiencing industrialization, urbanization and secularization and rejecting the demands of tradition, Ireland – and especially Catholic Ireland – was otherwise engaged. As other traditionally Catholic countries were beginning to question the dominant role of the… Read the full article

In order to trace the pope’s political map of the world and grasp the roots of his international politics, we must avoid simplification and find the right keys to interpretation. It is useful to start from his biographical and cultural roots, but it is also necessary to go beyond this. We may distinguish four aspects… Read the full article