Pope Francis has given a 4,500-word interview to the atheist founder of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari.
The interview took place at the Pope's request last Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Domus Sanctae Marthae residence, where the Holy Father is living. The Pope recently wrote a letter to Scalfari, answering three questions he put to him on the faith.
Francis also gave a longer interview to the Jesuit publication La Civilta Cattolica at the end of August.
Together with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's frank letter to Italian atheist Piergiorgio Odifreddi, each is an attempt to open the Church up to dialogue with the world and nonbelievers, in accordance with the...READ MORE