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Pope Francis at 10 Years: He Has Made His Mark, But Early Hope Has Faded

posted on March 13, 2023

Chico Harlan and Stefano Pitrelli of The Washington Post report that Pope Francis is marking his tenth anniversary as pontiff. He has transformed church priorities to serve the vulnerable and protect the environment during his time at the Vatican. Francis has also been criticized by some conservative Catholics for his progressive stances on LGBTQ issues and by liberal Catholics for his handling of the sexual abuse crisis in the church. They write, “In leading the church, Francis has found himself caught between two poles, transforming too much for one side, not enough for the other. He has been a reformist pope — kind of. He is also a product of an institution that is almost always slow-moving.”

Read at The Washington Post