Wiretape: Can Pope Francis save the world or even the church?

Uniting Catholics

Pope Francis is highly popular with American Catholics, even those who don’t agree with him. Can Francis’s trip help unite them? Via The Daily Beast.

Pope lover

A conservative confesses: Why I love the pope. Via USA Today.

Rising star

As the pope is becoming a social media star, the Vatican, new to all this, is desperately trying to catch up. Via The Washington Post.

No change

You can expect many things from the pope’s visit, but don’t expect him to save the planet or to do much to change the terms of the debate. Via The New Republic.

Nothing new

Note to Donald Trump: Newest immigrants are assimilating as quickly as previous generations. Via The New York Times.

Walker quits

The emergency meeting that led Scott Walker to quit the race. Via Politico.

Good numbers

In a big day on the political front, Hillary Clinton had some very good poll numbers, although hardly anyone noticed. Via Politico.

Mystery solved

After three decades, has a victim’s brother finally solved the mystery of the Lockerbie bombing? Via The New Yorker.

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