The Pope, the ‘False Prophet’, and the Battle for Argentina

Argentina’s presidential election in October is shaping up as a political and cultural battle between a right-wing populist and… the Pope. Javier Milei is the politician. The 52-year-old economist was largely unknown before 2021 but came out on top in the presidential primaries in August, having “pledged to wage a ‘cultural battle’ to transform Argentina into a … Read more

Lone Voice in Brazilian Episcopate Speaks Against Synod Document

In Brazil, most of the criticism directed towards the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon came from the government, not from members of the hierarchy. Bishop José Luís Azcona is among the minority of Brazilian prelates to raise concerns about the synod, calling the Vatican meeting’s preparatory document “weak and inconsistent.” Still, he has sought … Read more