Public Profiles: Pope Francis, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 164282173X
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821734
  • DDC: 282.092
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Pope Francis was elected after the first papal resignation in nearly six centuries. Francis inherited a Church in crisis: sex abuse scandals, Vatican disorder, and a diminishing Catholic flock in a changing world. The first Latin American pope, Pope Francis has brought social justice commitments to Church reform and to international affairs. His efforts have drawn simultaneous acclaim and controversy as he has attempted to balance major changes with the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church. Media Literacy Terms and Questions are also featured in this unique collection of coverage centering around one of the world's prominent religious leaders.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Election of Pope Francis.
1: A Statement Rocks Rome, Then Sends Shockwaves Around the World.
2: Successor to Benedict Will Lead a Church at a Crossroads.
3: The End of a Catholic Moment.
4: Cardinals Start to Ponder Subtleties of a Big Task.
5: Cardinals Pick Bergoglio, Who Will Be Pope Francis.
6: A Conservative with a Common Touch.
7: Life on the Papal Beat.
The Pope's Theological and Social Teachings.
8: Pope Sets Down Goals for an Inclusive Church, Reaching Out ‘on the Streets’.
9: Room for Debate: The New Pope's New Direction.
10: Pope Francis' Call to Action Goes Beyond the Environment.
11: How Pope Francis' ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Could Affect Families and the Church.
12: Francis' Message Calls on Church to Be Inclusive.
13: Pope Francis Shifts Power from Rome with ‘Hugely Important’ Liturgical Reform.
14: Lost in Translation? Pope Ponders an Update to Lord's Prayer.
15: Pope Francis Puts Caring for Migrants and Opposing Abortion on Equal Footing.
The Church, Social Issues and a Changing World.
16: On Gay Priests, Pope Francis Asks, ‘Who Am I to Judge?’.
17: Pope Francis in Context.
18: The Pope and the Right.
19: A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics.
20: The Vatican's America Problem.
21: Easter Is Calling Me Back to the Church.
22: ‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man.
23: Can the Catholic Church ‘Evolve’ on L.G.B.T. Rights?.
The Pope as International Actor.
24: Prayer Meeting Shows Pope's Larger Vision.
25: Tracing the Roots of Pope Francis' Climate Plans for 2015.
26: Pope Francis, in New York, Takes on Extremism and Inequality.
27: How the Vatican Can Shed Light on the Holocaust.
28: Balancing Act for Pope in Egypt: Outreach to Muslims, and Speaking Out for Christians.
29: Pope Defends His Myanmar Diplomacy: ‘I Did Not Negotiate with the Truth’.
30: Why the Pope Is Genuflecting to China.
31: A Pope Given to Apologies Has Nothing for Indigenous Canada.
32: The Pope vs. the Populists.
33: As Ireland Joins Europe's Sprint from Catholic Fold, Francis Looks South.
The Challenge of Reforming a Church in Crisis.
34: Pope Is Quoted Referring to a Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’.
35: Pope Replaces Conservative U.S. Cardinal on Influential Vatican Committee.
36: Ten Centuries Later, a Pope and Knights Do Battle.
37: The Pope Causes More Pain for Priests' Victims.
38: Pope Francis, After Criticism, Sends Sex Crimes Investigator to Chile.
39: Pope Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster..
40: Francis, the Anti-Strongman.
41: Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says.
42: Pope Francis Long Knew of Cardinal's Abuse and Must Resign, Archbishop Says.
43: What Did Pope Francis Know?.
44: Pope Francis Embraces Silence as Calls Grow for Response to Allegations.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.