March 16: Pope Francis, New York City’s soda ban

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On Sunday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, we’ll discuss the election of Pope Francis. We’ll examine his legacy as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina which includes his opposition to the International Monetary Fund and his role in Argentina’s “dirty wars,” along with what that means for his tenure as the leader of the Catholic Church. We’ll also untangle the knotty political dynamics of how, exactly, a pope is chosen, and what the process says about the state of the Church as an institution.

Then we’ll turn a court ruling this week that overturned New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary drinks. We’ll look at the groups that mobilized against the soda ban, including civil rights groups. And we’ll reflect on the history of public health movements in the U.S., and the roles that class and race have played in those debates.

Joining Chris at 8 AM ET on msnbc will be:

Blase Bonpane, director of Office of the Americas, author of “Guerillas of Peace: Liberation Theology in Central American Revolutions.”

Anthea Butler (@AntheaButler), associate professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Roland Flamini, contributing writer to Congresssional Quarterly Press, formerly covered the Vatican for Time Magazine.

Jacqueline Nolley Echegaray, senior international program associate for Catholics for Choice.

Ben Jealous (@benjealous), president and CEO of NAACP.

New York City Council Member Letitia James (@TishJames), a member of the Working Families Party representing parts of Brooklyn, and a candidate for public advocate.

Nancy Huehnergarth, nutritional advocate and policy consultant, contributor to the Huffington Post.

Father Bill Dailey (@wrdcsc) lecturer in law at the Notre Dame Law School and Thomas More Fellow of the Center for Ethics and Culture.

March 16: Pope Francis, New York City's soda ban

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