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The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable

Commission for Religious Relationships with the Jews

Henry Wansbrough

falling on him! The warmth of Pope Francis’ relations with the Jews of the Argentine is well known, and his visit to the Holy Land in 2014 was a great stride forward in personal relationship to the two Chief Rabbis of Israel. A series of annual meetings

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Valentina Napolitano

To consider Pope Francis as a Criollo—a term I use here with its specifically Latin American connotation that contains both emancipatory and repressive histories—is to offer a new anthropological perspective on a current transformative moment

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On the Touch-Event

Theopolitical Encounters

Valentina Napolitano

to the mediatic life of the papacy, in particular that of Pope Francis, the first Latin American and Jesuit pope. I examine these exemplary cases of touch-events in Francis's papacy as mediated affective encounters that transect expected boundaries of

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The Pope's Public Reason

A Religious yet Public Case for Welcoming Refugees

Aurélia Bardon

. Since the beginning of the refugee crisis, Pope Francis has been an influential advocate of the rights of refugees. He quickly became one of the leading voices in the attempt to reframe the public debate. Instead of economic prosperity, security, and

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A Decade of Religion and Society

Sondra L. Hausner, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Simon Coleman

investigates Pope Francis in light of his role as a Criollo, or Creole. Despite a theological premise prominent in Latin America that all humans share the blood of Christ, Francis's literal and symbolic role as a Criollo—both as a child of Italian parents in

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Imagining Futures of Energy

Views from Central Asia

Markus S. Schulz

fit well with Pope Francis’s recently published encyclical Laudatio Si , in which he emphasized a responsible stewardship of nature. A special pavilion was dedicated to an exposition of “Best Practices” selected from an international competition. It

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Nigel Dodd

obsession with money as symptomatic of a pathological society. Even Pope Francis joined the chorus of complaint against the cultural damage that can be inflicted by money, lambasting neo-liberalism as the “dictatorship of the economy without purpose nor a

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‘Refugees Are Welcome Here!’

How Public Opinion Got Ahead of Government in Summer 2015 and Stayed There

Maurice Wren

calls for change in the UK, as has the visible leadership shown by Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau in Canada, Pope Francis and, closer to home, by Nicola Sturgeon and the devolved governments in Wales and Northern Ireland. I would also suggest that the

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Interfaith Families

A Christian Perspective

Ulrike Dross-Gehring

and must agree with these conditions. 8 Nonetheless, Pope Francis wrote in his encyclical Amoris Laetitia : ‘Marriages of different faiths represent a privileged place for interfaith dialogue’. But in the Pope's opinion, these marriages ‘bring

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No One Can Hold It Back

The Theopolitics of Water and Life in Chilean Patagonia without Dams

Carlota McAllister

publication of the encyclical Laudato Si , Pope Francis (2015) articulated the problem of climate change to the workings of this machine. At the encyclical's core is the theology of Creation, which holds that every creature is endowed by God with its own