(RNS) Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, has often said he thought the slain archbishop was a martyr worthy of consideration for sainthood.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The move is likely to provoke fresh debate about Francis’ own political stance since he has been criticized by conservative American commentators for having a “Marxist” political perspective on international finance and capitalism.
NEW YORK (RNS) Now the mayor will have to navigate the lack of his own religious identity within a city as religiously diverse as New York.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The revival of liberation theology under Pope Francis is remarkable about-face for a movement that swelled in popularity but was later stamped out by the conservative pontificates of John Paul II and his longtime doctrinal czar, Benedict XVI.
(RNS) Reports this week that the late John Paul II may be on the verge on canonization isn’t a huge surprise, but Pope Francis’ decision to take a second look at martyred Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero shows that the process of making saints is as much about politics as anything else.