Argentine prisoner makes Pope Francis’ Communion Wafers

According to reports, since mid-July Pope Francis has been using Communion wafers made by an Argentine prisoner in the daily Mass he celebrates at the Vatican’s Santa Marta residence. The hosts are made by Gabriela Caballero, a 38-year-old woman who is serving a seven-year jail term in the San Martin Penitentiary outside Buenos Aires. Caballero…

Pope Francis and the drink of Peace: Yerba Mate

In the midst of political, religious, national, economic or personal problems, there is one thing that unites all Argentines: Mate. Mate (pronounced máh-teh) despite what many people may say, is NOT in fact a herbal green tea although it is similar to one. Mate is a tea-like drink made from a green-colored jerboa (herb) that…