November 25, 2019

Panelists say from day one, Pope Francis showed world he would be a pastor

First impressions of Pope Francis in 2013 revealed his style and pastoral priorities, and since then, his words and actions have continued to inspire and challenge the Catholic Church and the world, panelists said at a Nov. 21 dialogue on the "Francis Factor Today" at Georgetown University.
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Bishop Frank J. Caggiano

Bishop Caggiano named chairman of Catholic Relief Services board

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is the new chairman of the board of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services following his appointment by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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Pope Francis embraces a young man as he meets with victims of the 2011 "triple disaster" (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdown) at Bellesalle Hanzomon, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 25, 2019.

Pope: Reverence for life, not profit, must determine use of nuclear power

While not adopting the Japanese bishops' opposition to nuclear power plants as his own, Pope Francis insisted the 2011 meltdown at the Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Fukushima raises serious questions.
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