papal sealFrancis offers an excuse for not being able to attend the 105th plenary assembly of the Argentine bishops conference:

I am sending these lines of greeting and also to excuse myself for being unable to attend due to “commitments assumed recently” (sounds good?).


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Mark Silk

Mark Silk

Mark Silk is Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and director of the college's Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. He is a Contributing Editor of the Religion News Service


  1. This man’s “church”, and thus this man himself, condemns to Hell all who are not members of his “church”. I’m sorry professor but his supposed simple “charm” escapes me.

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