New loans are spurring unrest and deepening the country's social and economic crisis. Stop us if you've heard this story before.
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In a conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges wonders if the era of great journalism that Hersh embodies has passed.
Perhaps the pontiff can inspire some self-examination among our graceless leaders and provoke a rebellion by the decent people, or humble day-to-day saints.
To celebrate World Storytelling Day this year, Storytellers for Peace created a video with 10 artists from five continents.
It's easy to lose the habits and values of democracy, but incredibly hard to get them back.
Francis said in January that no victim had come forward, but Cardinal Sean O'Malley assured abuse survivors in 2015 that he had presented the evidence to the pontiff, The Associated Press reports.
The pontiff headed to an area Wednesday used as a detention and torture facility during the country’s bloody military dictatorship.
The pontiff acknowledges the "irreparable harm" that clergy members have caused to children in a scandal and a cover-up that have damaged the church's credibility.