Pope Francis and Trump among Time’s 100 most influential people

(Crux) Pope Francis is, once again, part of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, a list he’s been part of since the first year in his pontificate, back in 2013. This time around, the magazine tapped Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago to explain why.

United States president Donald Trump also made the yearly list, released on Thursday.

The two leaders shared headlines recently, with most of the buzz turning around a possible first summit, which could take place as soon as late May.

The latest is that the Vatican would welcome such a meeting, feelings expressed by Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the Vatican’s substitute secretary of state, who told Italian news agency ANSA that “Pope Francis always is willing to welcome heads of state who ask.” [More]

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