Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Coverage of Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States

Air date: 09/04/2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Coverage of Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States

 

A highlight of the 19th season of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly which begins Friday, September 4, will be coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States this fall over the course of three programs scheduled to air on September 18, 25 and October 2.

 

September 18: Kim Lawton will look at Catholic social teaching and the beliefs that undergird what Francis has been saying and doing on issues including poverty, immigration, the environment and the family.  Host Bob Abernethy and Lawton will also have an on-set discussion with experts, anticipating the trip and its importance.

September 25: As Pope Francis heads to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, correspondent Deborah Potter will look at some of the controversial family issues facing the church, as well as the possibility of some changes in Catholic practice.  Bob Abernethy and Kim Lawton will lead an on-set discussion analyzing the trip.

 

October 2, Bob Abernethy, Kim Lawton and Catholic experts will have another on-set discussion looking at the impact of the trip.

 

In addition, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly will be posting exclusive “extras” tied to the trip on the web and social media.

 

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information.

 

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