Early on the evening of March 13, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica and did something remarkable: before he imparted his blessing to the crowd, he asked the crowd to bless him, then bowed low to receive this grace. In the days that followed, Mark K. Shriver - along with the rest of the world - was astonished to see a pope who paid his own hotel bill, eschewed limousines, and made his home in a suite of austere rooms in a Vatican guesthouse.
"Intimate view of Pope Francis and sincere seeking"
In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life. When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver - founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty - died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of "a good man," moved his son Mark....
"This Merciful Year" is from the November 23, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark K. Shriver and narrated by Kristi Burns.
A discussion about President Obama's final press conference with John Dickerson, host of Face The Nation.
We continue with the White House press conference and latest development from the Trump transition with columnist Tom Friedman.
Next, Mark Shriver discusses his book Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.
We conclude with Will Ahmed, founder and C.E.O. of WHOOP.