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The 10 Best Pope Francis Moments (So Far)

The Pope Francis era’s greatest hits.

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Pope Francis Hints He Might One Day Retire

Will the current pontiff follow Pope Benedict’s shocking move and retire in the next few years?

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Pope Francis’s Comments on Pedophilia in the Church Spark Debate

Pope Francis raises eyebrows by saying pedophile priests include ‘bishops and cardinals.’

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Faith Communities Are on the Front Line of Refugee Aid

The Abrahamic faiths share a command to welcome and care for the 45 million refugees around the world.

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To My Sister on Her First Communion

A sixth grader offers some advice to his little sister before her first communion.

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The Contradictions of the Saints

Canonization can stereotype the life of the saint — as it becomes more Christ-like, the rough edges of a saint’s story can be smoothed away.

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Beware of Pope Francis

You can’t admire Pope Francis without acknowledging that the path he’s taking demands that we change.

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Pope Francis Picks Cardinals Who Point the Way to Catholicism’s Future

Pope Francis’ choice of new cardinals confirms the unique characteristics and goals of his papacy.

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Pope Francis sends e-mail on Holocaust to American Jewish leader

Pope Francis offers contributes to renewal of Catholic-Jewish relations in the form of a personal e-mail.

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The Pope, a Bishop, and the Scandal of Wealth

Francis is seen as a pope who is seeking to liberate Catholicism from its own pretensions.