What Is Some General Information on Whispers in the Loggia?


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As of 2015, Whispers in the Loggia is a religious blog run by the Roman Catholic writer Rocco Palmo, a former U.S. correspondent for The Tablet, a London-based Catholic weekly. The blog deals frequently with current issues in the Church, especially with the U.S. hierarchy, the pope and the Vatican.

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Rocco Palmo started the Whispers in the Loggia blog in December 2004. The main blog page includes the most recent posts at the top, and users can scroll through the page to view older posts. An Archives column on the right-hand side of the page enables readers to view blog posts for a particular month and year.

As of 2015, topics that the blog has covered include Pope Francis' visit to Africa in 2015 as well as the pontiff's inauguration of the Holy Year of Mercy in Advent of 2015. It also previously covered the death of Pope John Paul II, the election of Pope Benedict XVI in April of 2005 and the election of Pope Francis in March of 2013.

The blog is free to view, but also features a donation button, allowing readers to make contributions. Palmo also provides an email for readers to ask questions. As of 2015, the blog does not allow users to post comments.

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