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Francis's Holy War

Society & Culture  (tags: world, Pope Francis, Catholics, society, culture, religion, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting )

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How the strangest, most divisive Pope in memory keeps surprising the world--and the Catholic Church. What, really, can we make of this strange new pope? Hundreds of thousands of words have been written in the effort to understand him.

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Sandra Penna (135)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 5:05 am
thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 6:34 am
I fear 4 his life with each day. Thanks Carrie

Cynthia Davis (340)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 6:42 am
Enjoyed reading this TY Carrie

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 7:43 am
Excellent article. This is an extraordinary man and I am intrigued by what is next for the Catholic church and religion as a whole.

. (0)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 9:15 am
From what I read, it sounds like the more conservative Catholics fear him because this Pope little by little is bringing out basic truths, and they cannot accept it.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 10:13 am
I am waiting for the day where there is no more religion. Thanks for sharing.

. (0)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 10:27 am
i think this is a wonderful man. one that thinks he is a man and not a god.

Lona G (80)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 10:57 am
When Pope Francis was chosen by the cardinals, people were surprised by the choice they made, because this was a man that seemed to be in touch with the people but had little managerial experience. He has shown that he is indeed in touch with what his flock needs and wants, but he's also shown that he cares little for politics and doesn't seem to be in touch with neither the machinery that is the Catholic Church, nor the politics of the Vatican and Italy.

Going against the Mafia, for instance, is very brave and many applaud him for it, but I wonder if he can fully appreciate the consequences of his actions, if he fully understands how ingrained the Maffia is in Italy's society. Not only is the Maffia interwoven in everyday Italian life but also in its church. Pope Francis should perhaps take things more slowly to avoid ending up on someone's hit list, even figuratively speaking.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 5:36 pm
Best word to explain the new pope...Refreshing.
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