ROME (RNS) Francis is the third pope to be honored by Time since the magazine began selecting Person of the Year in 1927, following Pope John XXIII in 1962 and Pope John Paul II in 1994.
“Sic transit gloria mundi” may be today’s bittersweet theme. Pope Francis is honored, Billy Graham struggles on, and the son of Obama spiritual adviser Joel Hunter commits suicide. Updates on the “War on Xmas” and other news.
Megachurch founder Isaac Hunter, who is son of another megachurch pastor the Rev. Joel Hunter, was found dead Tuesday (Dec. 10) in an apparent suicide, local police say. Isaac Hunter, 36 and father of three, had resigned from the megachurch he founded after he admitted that he had engaged in an affair with a staff […]