The Common Good

Alessandro Speciale

Alessandro Speciale writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Alessandro Speciale

Posted by Alessandro Speciale 1 year 2 weeks ago
Once again breaking with traditional Vatican protocol, Pope Francis on Wednesday penned a long letter to the Italian liberal daily La Repubblica to affirm that an “open dialogue free of prejudices”...
Posted by Alessandro Speciale 1 year 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis met for three hours with the heads of all Vatican departments on Tuesday, Sept. 10, signaling his desire to introduce more collaboration and transparency in the traditionally secretive...
Posted by Alessandro Speciale 1 year 2 weeks ago
A progressive theological current that emphasizes the Catholic Church’s closeness to the poor and the marginalized but was subject to decades of hostility and censure is now finding increasing favor...
Posted by Alessandro Speciale, David Gibson 1 year 3 weeks ago
VATICAN CITY — Of all the novelties that Pope Francis has brought to the Vatican, few have endeared him to the public — and unsettled his aides — as much as his penchant for picking up the phone and...
Posted by Alessandro Speciale 1 year 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis on Thursday told world leaders gathered in Russia for the G-20 summit that a military intervention in Syria would be “futile,” urging them to focus instead on dialogue and reconciliation...