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As a Catholic who observed closely the resignation of the emeritus pope and elevation of Jorge Bergoglio, in March of 2013, with hope and some suspicion, I find myself vexed by the profuse adulation Pope Francis I received during his visit to the United States.
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Such fundamental questions go to the heart of Catholic identity, and they’re the same questions Pope Francis has raised almost
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Even though he is the mighty "sovereign pontiff," he also knows he cannot just simply impose touchy pastoral shifts overnight without harming the Church's unity. As a former archbishop coming from "the end of the world," the Argentinian pope does not want Rome to solely decide.
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Pope Francis' best asset is his lasting popularity outside his own Church. His limits are his own physical capacity. He told reporters he gave himself "two or three years" before death. He does not rule out retirement before then.
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During his chat with reporters, Pope Francis took the opportunity to condemn sexual abuse by priests, comparing it to a "satanic
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Francis was speaking a day after the first meeting of another Vatican committee he has set up to tackle the issue of child
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As Francis continues his leadership of the Catholic Church, many have wondered whether there will be a change in the requirement
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Watch the clip for more. Lakshmi Puri, the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modaressy
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Even his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, a longtime veteran of the Vatican machine, struggled with this dynamic. “My authority
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Far less certain is how long it will take Francis to implement the transformation he has started, and whether it will endure
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Since his election as pope nearly a year ago, Francis has promoted the idea of a more humble church focused on the needs
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He exhorted them to find “authentic” pastors who display “professionalism, service and holiness of life.” Francis added Washington’s
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In his talk on Thursday, Kasper did not offer any specific proposals, but repeatedly stressed the importance of pastoral
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When I was younger, I was afraid of talking openly about sex and virginity. Marriage, for me, was a sacred ceremony shared
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But Hodder's feelings changed when Francis first stepped out onto the balcony as the new pontiff. "He has set out his criteria
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The Arab Spring has shaken a whole series of autocratic regimes. With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election
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The report specifically focused on the policies regarding sex abuse, and urged the Vatican to open its files on pedophile
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The website explains, "Triangle Nations are geographic territories that have the power and the will to legislate and enforce
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As part of that global effort, Francis has also made key changes across Europe and the U.S. In Germany, he moved swiftly
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When the new cardinals receive their red hats at the Feb. 22 consistory it will bring the total number of cardinals to 218