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Get up-to-date commentary from Bible teacher Pastor Doug Batchelor on the pope’s visit to America and an in-depth understanding of prophecy in Revelation.

What Reformation? Pope, Lutheran Federation Chief to Summit


What Reformation? Pope, Lutheran Federation Chief to Summit
Posted 06.16.2016 

Apparently, the passing of five centuries is long enough to heal the substantial rift between one large branch of Protestantism and the Roman Catholic Church from which it split ...

A Friendly Face


A Friendly Face
Posted 05.11.2016 

Since his elevation to the papacy in March 2013, Pope Francis has been a man of surprises.

Healing an Old Wound


Posted 02.15.2016 

Nearly 1,000 years ago the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity split. Pope Francis is determined to heal the divide.

Cementing the Bond


Cementing the Bond
Posted 01.28.2016 

“We are all united in the name of the Lord,” said Pope Francis at a recent multi-denominational gathering. But what does that mean? While everyone would like more unity in our world, is there a line over which Christians should not walk?

Prepare for the End?


Prepare for the End?
Posted 11.16.2015 

The coordinated terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015, in Paris have shaken the world. Mass shootings and bombings have left 129 people dead. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claims responsibility for the attacks. And now the pope suggests this could be a harbinger of the end of the world ...

What Happens Next?


What Happens Next?
Posted 10.08.2015 

The pope made an historic visit to the United States. Was this prophecy being fulfilled. And if so, what does the Bible say we should expect next?

Shifting Sands


Shifting Sands
Posted 10.01.2015 

A “surprising twist” is how some people describe a secret meeting held between Pope Francis and controversial Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis during the six-day papal tour of the United States.

Update 7: Religion, Power, and Politics


Update 7: Religion, Power, and Politics
Posted 09.28.2015 

Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican after a six-day visit to the United States, where he was received with acclaim and considered by many as a celebrity. Reflections on his visit continue to permeate the news.

Update 6: The World's Voice?


Update 6: The World's Voice?
Posted 09.25.2015 

On his third day in a historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis addressed the United Nations General Assembly on its 70th anniversary. In this largest gathering of world dignitaries, the pope spoke on the environment, poverty and the “absolute respect for life in all its stages and dimensions.”

Update 5: The Speech to Congress


Update 5: The Speech to Congress
Posted 09.24.2015 

Pope Francis made an unprecedented visit this morning to address a joint meeting of Congress—a first ever for a pontiff. It marks a definitive turning point in the United States, which has signaled its change from a largely Protestant nation that has always distrusted the influence of the Vatican to openly accepting the supreme Catholic leader into their very halls of power.

Update 4: The Religious-Political Connection


Update 4: The Religious-Political Connection
Posted 09.23.2015 

Amid cheering crowds, Pope Francis made his way to the White House lawn today where he was greeted by President Obama, who called him “Holy Father” and praised his “profound moral example.”

Update 3: The Pope Lands in America


Update 3: The Pope Lands in America
Posted 09.22.2015 

While no terrorist threats have been made public, Pope Francis’ visit has triggered the biggest security mobilization in U.S. history. Federal, state, and city law enforcement have joined the Secret Service and FBI in protecting a man who has risen above the level of a celebrity.

Update 2: The World Marvels


Update 2: The World Marvels
Posted 09.21.2015 

As Pope Francis completes his visit in Cuba and prepares for a first-time trip to the United States, the wave of interest in this man continues to grow. “Pope Francis is important to the Catholics that are in this state. But Pope Francis really has transcended just Catholics, just Christians." 

The Pope, America & Prophecy


The Pope, America & Prophecy
Posted 09.16.2015 
Protestants in America have a history of mistrusting the Catholic Church, but attitudes are rapidly changing as many—from all faiths and no faith at all—are opening their arms to welcome Pope Francis on his first visit to the United States. Is this a good sign?
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