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Pope Francis is not what he appears to be...

Skepsikyma
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7/21/2015 9:29:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I am of the opinion that Francis is neither a misguided idealist or a fiery radical, but is rather a careful chess player who seeks to alter the philosophical focus of the church without radically altering doctrine. A lot of his image appears to be meticulously groomed to foster more support for Catholicism, and for his interpretation of it in particular. Politically, the man is beyond brilliant.
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UniversalTheologian
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7/21/2015 9:34:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I really like the current pope, I get the impression that he is a good Christian.
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7/21/2015 9:36:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/21/2015 9:29:09 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I am of the opinion that Francis is neither a misguided idealist or a fiery radical, but is rather a careful chess player who seeks to alter the philosophical focus of the church without radically altering doctrine. A lot of his image appears to be meticulously groomed to foster more support for Catholicism, and for his interpretation of it in particular. Politically, the man is beyond brilliant.

A reptilian overlord perchance?
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