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Pope Francis

The former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio succeeded Pope Benedict XVI following his retirement in early 2013. Pope Francis represents many firsts for the Catholic Church, including the first pope from the Americas, the first from the Jesuit tradition, and the first to take the name Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi.

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  • Pope Francis’ Plans for Inclusiveness Divide Bishops
    Bishops from 120 countries are debating issues that touch on the place of divorced, gay or cohabiting people in the church, and they face a Saturday deadline to present their report to the pope. (The New York Times)
  • Springtime for Liberal Christianity - The New York Times
    But he has been a gift to liberals who are also Christians, to religious believers whose politics lean left. It’s a gift the religious left sorely needed, because the last few decades have made a marriage of Christian faith and liberal politics seem doomed to eventual divorce.

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