Letters to the Editor

January 5, 2014

‘People’s pope’ shakes up the church

With an open, even talkative personality and brave vision, Pope Francis has rocked the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church. He seeks a more engaged church, focused more intensely on service to the poor and less intensely on issues like homosexuality and abortion. Will Time magazine’s 2013 person of the year increase his influence beyond the church during the coming year, or will that influence wane as his novelty fades?

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