All pope, all the time

1C50C2711C2B5065DF262A5065D571Pope Pius IX, the convener of the First Vatican Council in 1869 and the first pope to be photographed, shows up today in my essay for On Faith.

It’s about Pius IX as the founder of the celebrity papacy.  It’s also about Pope Francis who both benefits from and rejects that role.

Pio Nono!  Yes yes!


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