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Pope to speak for Clinton Global Initiative

September 15, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis will join with former Bill Clinton for a “special conversation” sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative on September 18.

The Pontiff will speak with Clinton by a video link, participating in a conference organized by the global charity founded by the former US president. Other participants will include former British prime minister Tony Blair, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan.

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will speak on climate change, refugees, and the welfare of children. He will also describe the charitable projects of the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 15, 2023 11:41 PM ET USA

    Entering the den of sinners. Does anyone expect Francis to bring his field hospital with him? To evangelize the worst of the worst in Christ's name? To proffer works of mercy as spiritual, rather than secular, goods? Not likely. Rather, we should perhaps expect him to "make a mess", get the Church dirty, demonstrate how hip a chic pope can be, downplay "rigid" adherence to moral absolutes, bash orthodox Catholic laymen and prelates, show the world how aligned with the zeitgeist the Church can be