The People's Pope

Friday, December 13, 2013


This week, Time Magazine named Pope Francis 2013's person of the year. Brooke looks at the how the new Pope has been received by the media, and how his messaging seems to have gone viral.

Martin Palmeri - Misa A Buenos Aires - Sanctus


Daniel Burke, Maureen Fiedler and Rocco Palmo

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [5]

John V from Gulfport, MS

The Tango Mass is fascinating, but doesn't actually have a whole lot to do with Pope Francis. It was written 15 years ago, and was performed at The International Festival for Sacred Music and Art, and the performance was DEDICATED to the new Pontiff, but he didn't even attend.

Jan. 02 2014 10:41 AM
Ann from the internet

I disagree with the notion that Pope Francis is talking about poverty in order to get the media off the history of child abuse in the Church. ON the contrary, he is taking more steps than his predecessor to hear from victims and create a true dialogue. I think that's truly a deliberately overly skeptical view of someone who is preaching what Jesus always thought the central concern of the Church should be - the weak, the poor, the needy, the lonely. We're just so unused to hearing it ... we can't believe it's true. But thankfully, amazingly, it is!

Dec. 16 2013 05:23 PM
Rebeca from Wasington DC

Pope Francis chose his name from Saint Francis, the Saint that took serious vows of poverty and lived to help the needy, following Jesus" teachings. Please highlight that fact instead of saying that it was the saint that surrounded himself of animals.

Dec. 15 2013 03:28 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Pope John's election.

You don't understand what infallibility means.

Of course it sounds like Vatican II, Vatican II is the most recent council, it guides the Church at this time. Much of Pope John Paul and Pope Benedict's writing was an effort to clarify the teaching of Vatican II.

Women - in theology women have different strengths than men, 'created male and female', they are different, but not ontologically different. The pope, as any pope, won't go against Church teaching.

Of course it's not insincere. It is indeed a rebalancing, back to it's purpose: to announce the Gospel.

Dec. 15 2013 03:19 PM
Sarah B from Beverly, MA

I thought this was a thoughtful treatment. Enjoyed listening.

Dec. 14 2013 04:31 PM

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