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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 1, 2020 – Hour 1

The Challenges Facing the Next Pope (Full hour)

This file contains the full interview with George Weigel and additional commentary from our Winter Membership Drive. To listen to the Weigel interview alone, please click the player at the bottom of the screen.

The Church is entering a period of transition. Mass attendance is on the decline, we’re dealing with the shame of McCarrick, and our secular and religious leaders – whether it be intentionally or unintentionally – are sowing confusion. These are the challenges our next pope will face – how will he tackle them? George Weigel is our guest.

George Weigel

George Weigel is a New York Times bestselling author of many books, most recently The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission as well as Witness to Hope and The Irony of Modern Catholic History. He’s a distinguished senior fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center. Visit

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