Pope Francis grew up listening to opera on the radio, is a fan of Argentine tango and thinks Mozart "lifts you to God." But it still came as a shock to see him coming out of a downtown Rome record shop Jan. 11 with a CD in hand.
New Pew survey finds about 83% of U.S. Catholics have a favorable view of Pope Francis. Of the 35% who had heard at least "a little" about his changes to the Latin Mass, 12% disapproved, 9% approved and 14% declined to give an opinion.
When asked if women other than Sr. Nathalie Becquart, an undersecretary in the Vatican's synod office, would be able to cast a ballot at the final meeting in October 2023, Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech refused to say.