The Pope, Poverty And Policy

The Pope, Poverty And Policy

Pope Benedict stunned the world when he stepped down earlier this year. His successor, Pope Francis, has been shaking things up ever since. The first Jesuit to head the Vatican, Francis is renewing the Church's focus on poverty and putting a new face forward. We find out more about the history of the Jesuits, the Holy See and consider the influence Francis is having on policy around the world, including the United States.

Pope Benedict stunned the world when he stepped down earlier this year. His successor, Pope Francis, has been shaking things up ever since. The first Jesuit to head the Vatican, Francis is renewing the Church's focus on poverty and putting a new face forward. We find out more about the history of the Jesuits, the Holy See and consider the influence Francis is having on policy around the world, including the United States.

Guests

Francis Rooney

former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See (2005 - 2008); author, 'The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship between the United States and the Holy See'; CEO, Rooney Holdings

Fr Peter Folan, SJ

associate pastor, Holy Trinity Catholic Church

John Carr

director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University; Washington correspondent, America Magazine; former director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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