What to expect in 2016: the top ten predictable church stories

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Catholic Voices Comment

[Austen Ivereigh] While it’s impossible to predict most of what will happen in 2016 — not least because Pope Francis likes to improvise — some of the main Catholic stories this year are already in the diary. These are my ‘top ten’ for 2016:

  1. The Pope’s ‘first book’  — at least, the first one he has authored as pope — is in name of God is mercyreality a dialogue with Vaticanist Andrea Tornielli, which draws on Pope Francis’s life as a priest and bishop to discuss the theme of mercy. At 176 pages, The Name of God is Mercy is not long and whether it contains newsworthy revelations is not yet clear, but it’s sure to be talked about. Out on 12 January.
  2. Spotlight, the much-talked about movie documenting the Boston Globe‘s exposure of the clerical sex abuse crisis in 2001, hits UK screens on 29 January. Whether or not it Spotlightpulls in the crowds to…

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