Russo, an expert on how politics is expressed in the media, religion and politics, and in particular, how the Catholic Church influences the American political process, commented on the important balancing act Francis employed in canonizing the two earlier pontiffs; John XXIII, who oversaw Vatican II which led to significant reforms in the church and John Paul II, who, while extremely popular, was considered a conservative papal leader. Listen to the KCBS news story.
Saint Mary's Communication Professor Father Mike Russo was interviewed by KCBS News Radio about Pope Francis' historic double canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.
Date of Mention
Friday, May 2, 2014