Last year’s “Interstellar” and the previous year’s “Gravity” follow different paths in a long tradition of asking ultimate questions against the biggest canvas available to our senses: the universe itself.
Over the past century, the Turkish government, in writing its own narrative of what Armenians call genocide, has destroyed many Armenian churches, homes, schools, and cemeteries or allowed them to fall into ruins.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin said that while there’s genuine “fear” about the possibility of a terrorist attack against the pope, there’s also a danger of what he called an “exaggerated preoccupation” with that prospect.
For an international group of researchers and scholars, serving at the pleasure of popes had meant producing lots of papers on important topics. But with Pope Francis, they are moving from publication to advocacy.