Religious Figures are people who have appeared in sacred texts or helped lead religious movements. From Jesus Christ and Martin Luther to Mother Teresa, Religious Figures profoundly shape the spiritual world.
U.S. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano accused the Pope of covering up reports of sexual abuse by a U.S. cardinal in an 11-page letter. When Pope Francis was asked about the accusations on his flight back from Ireland, he said that he would not say a single word in response.
The film "Mary Magdalene," starring Rooney Mara as Jesus’s famous female follower and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus himself, has hit theaters. Critics say it presents Magdalene as a part of a feminist effort to "refute” the theory she was a prostitute redeemed by Jesus.
Jesus is a religious leader whose life and teachings are recorded in the Bible’s New Testament. He is a central figure in Christianity and is emulated as the incarnation of God by many Christians all over the world.
Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Considered one of the 20th Century's greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.
Saint Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. He is the patron saint for ecologists.