Topic: Pope

Hispanics Will Be Uppermost in Pope’s Mind During U.S. Visit

Sept. 22, 2015
Pope Francis

Pope Francis’s visit, which starts in Washington before proceeding to New York and Philadelphia, has officially been scheduled to coincide with the celebration of the World Meeting of Families. For Hispanic Catholics, however, the most significant part of the visit may lie elsewhere, in the Pope’s symbolically key visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, a Catholic school whose student population is 70 percent Latino and 22 percent black. And that might just be the most impactful message of this papal trip – a very public recognition by Francis of the individual identity of Hispanics, the problems that they face, and their value to the Church.

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Experts on the Pope Selection from The University of Texas

March 14, 2013

The Catholic Church has elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to become the first Latin American Pope, Pope Francis. If you are looking for an expert or sources to provide context in your coverage of this new development, The University of Texas at Austin has the number one graduate program in Latin American History in the nation, as well as a number of experts available to provide insight on this announcement.

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