The Strange Case of Pope Francis: Between Populism, Celebrity and Divinity

Anna Maria Lorusso

Abstract


Which is the relationship between populism and celebrity? And in which sense Pope Francis can be considered a celebrity? Through a brief analysis of some features of Pope Francis’ discourses and practices, the paper aims at focusing the specificity that populism can assume in the religious discourse and the strange mix that we can find in this Pope between divine sacredness and earthly humanity.


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