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al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.

Pope Francis wants more dialogue with Islam. Is Egypt the key?

Feb 25, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For Pope Francis, dialogue with Islam is a core issue. He recently voiced hopes to meet a major Sunni leader:... Read more

St. Peter's Square

Vatican analyst explores continuity of Francis, Benedict in book

Feb 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

Andrea Gagliarducci has co-authored a new book recalling the period of Lent between Benedict XVI’s resignation and Pope Francis’ election,... Read more

John L. Allen, Jr. (File photo/CNA).

Vatican analyst eager to improve media coverage of Church

Jan 9, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Vatican journalist and expert John L. Allen, Jr. will join the staff of the The Boston Globe as an associate... Read more