NCR’s Vatican correspondent Joshua McElwee talks about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Chile and Peru. The papal trip takes place Jan. 15-21. Joshua also recaps the pope’s recent State of the World address to diplomats. Later, sociologist Michele Dillon explains the trends in a new survey of American Catholics and talks about how the data show a refreshed enthusiasm among American Catholic women.
- In an address on Jan. 8, Francis told ambassadors to "abandon familiar rhetoric" about migrants and refugees.
- Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru may help restore trust in the church, reports Joshua J. McElwee.
- The clergy abuse database BishopAccountability.org released new names in Chile just days before Francis' arrival.
- Watch our feature series Francis in Chile and Peru for updates as the trip progresses.
- A 2017 survey of American Catholics shows refreshed enthusiasm among women, writes Michele Dillon.
- U.S. Catholics also weighed in on the 2016 election in last year's survey.
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