Opinion: Map for the future

“The pope’s first official trip outside Rome in more than seven months couldn’t come at a better, or more critical, time.”

Pope will sign new encyclical in Assisi Oct. 3

Pope Francis will travel to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another.

Franciscans involved in making of ‘The Sultan and the Saint’ documentary

The encounter in 1219 between St. Francis of Assisi and Malek al-Kamil, the sultan of Egypt, during yet another flashpoint in the long history of the Crusades — the subject of one famous fresco in Assisi, Italy — has been made into a documentary. “The Sultan and the Saint” will get its nationwide premiere Dec. 26 on PBS.