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Pope and Pope Emeritus Make News

First appeared on 09/24/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

In the aftermath of Pope Francis' famous interview, some were concerned that he had not indicated sufficient enthusiasm for the pro-life movement. That concern was dispelled the very next day when he addressed the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations: No Human Life Is More Valuable Than Another.

In looking again at the release of the interview, Phil Lawler sees Yet another Vatican PR debacle. It is hard to disagree.

On the other hand, I still find myself disturbed by the distress the interview caused to people in unexpected (to me) quarters. Yet the distress was real. So today I offer Five Reasons to Think Differently about Pope Francis.

In the Vatican, Pope Francis is still considering the path of Curial reform. But he has started appointing his own choices to lead the various offices. See these two Catholic World News reports:... [more content for subscribers]

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