Pope at the Polls

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Health Care that Heals Article
Pope Francis blesses sick people at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, September 10, 2014. (AP/Andrew Medichini)

Health Care that Heals

Pope Francis teaches that access to comprehensive health care, which acknowledges the dignity of the whole person at each stage of life, is necessary to build a more just world.

Claire Markham

Education that Empowers Article
Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, September 2014. (AP/Alessandra Tarantino)

Education that Empowers

Pope Francis teaches that education is a tool for developing individuals, communities, and the world in service of compassion and fairness, suggesting that a commitment to quality, accessible education for all is a crucial element of building a more just world.

Claire Markham

An Economy that Serves Article
Pope Francis gives a thumbs up during a meeting with Asian youth at the Solmoe Sanctuary in Dangjin, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

An Economy that Serves

Pope Francis has repeatedly highlighted the importance of work and his concern that the current economy values profit over people, urging people of faith and conscience to champion changes in business and the labor market that protect workers.

Claire Markham

How Would Francis Vote? Article
Pope Francis celebrates an open-air mass in front of Italy’s largest war memorial, September 2014. (AP/Paolo Giovannini)

How Would Francis Vote?

Pope Francis has been a strong proponent of civic engagement during his papacy, calling for his billions of followers—and inspiring other admirers—to consider their faith and values when working to build more just societies.

Claire Markham

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