Pope Francis is no stranger to controversy - he's had plenty of it in the six months since he was elected as Pope.
Amidst his spiritual teachings, the pope has rarely hesitated to speak his mind on important social issues of the day including the financial system, gays, immigration, contraception, chemical weapons, and church corruption. The Pope is living up to his own admonition to 'mess up the church.' His frank statements often represent a departure in tone if not message from the previous church leaders.
Here are some of his most talked-about and controversial statements:
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