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Who Am I to Judge?

posted on December 18, 2013

At The New Yorker, James Carroll profiles Pope Francis and his radical transformation of the Catholic Church in just a year. After watching the Pope bless a wife and her sick husband, he drew a parallel to Francis’s papacy: “Observing the couple who presented themselves to the Pope in St. Peter’s Square, I realized, as the Pope pressed his hands on the bowed head of the stricken man, that curing and healing are not the same thing. To cure is to remove disease. To heal is to make whole, and wholeness can belong as much to the infirm as to the healthy. ‘The first reform,’ Pope Francis said, ‘must be the attitude.’”

Read at The New Yorker