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Oct 2, 2019

On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I discuss our colleague James Martin, S.J.’s meeting with Pope Francis. It was the pair’s first extended conversation, though Pope Francis is familiar with Father Martin’s work and read his book on LGBT Catholics, Building a Bridge.

Up next, the first new sculpture in 400 years was unveiled in St. Peter’s Square on September 29. Titled “Angels Unawares,” the bronze sculpture shows 140 migrants and refugees from different historical eras. We discuss the sculpture’s provenance and how it fits with Pope Francis’ priorities.

Finally, Cardinal William Levada died last week. A former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith a friend of Pope Benedict, we discuss Cardinal Levada’s legacy and how the college of cardinals looks different today than it did under Pope Benedict’s pontificate.

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