‘Rock-star pope’ intends to amplify his climate message

January 7, 2015
By Scott Detrow, E&E reporter

Pope Francis has led the Catholic Church for less than two years. But during that short window, he has breathed new life into a religion struggling with apathy and scandal; earned the praise of social justice activists around the world for an intense focus on poverty; and even played a role in ending a half-century-old stalemate between Cuba and the United States.