VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has given a very revealing and characteristically frank interview with Father Antonio Spadaro, the Jesuit editor of La Civiltà Cattolica.
The interview, originally given in Italian, was simultaneously published in 15 other Jesuit publications today, and it can be read here in America magazine.
One particularly interesting passage is when the Holy Father explains his perceived reticence to discuss issues such as abortion, contraception and the redefinition of marriage.
His answer is naturally more nuanced than his reply to a question on the issue on the press conference on the flight from Rio de Janeiro.
Pope Francis says:
“We cannot insist only on...READ MORE