The “Francis Effect” is Real

Pope Francis' visit to the USA in September helped convince Americans that climate change is real and deserves a public policy response. That is the conclusion of a new paper from Sarah Mills, Barry Rabe and Christopher Borick of the Brookings Institution b...

Can the Pope Sway Climate Diplomacy?

The Holy See is no stranger to politics, weighing in on issues of abortion, the death penalty, and human rights among many others. This week, at a meeting of religious leaders and dignitaries, Pope Francis took one more big step to inject the Catholic Church--...