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Rare is the daily homily in which Francis does not offer a pointed criticism (CNS)

Is Pope Francis offering us a new model of how to be pastors, only slightly less quick with a lambasting word than with a loving one?

A Hindu priest gives a shawl to the Pope during an interfaith meeting in Sri Lanka (PA)

Francis is seen but not heard in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis arrived at a moment of rare national harmony, with genuine hopes for renewal

Pope Francis arrives at a session of the family synod last October (AP)

What Francis learned when he was shunned

This experience of exile taught the future pope that authentic sources of purification and renewal could be found there

Pope Francis (CNS)

The real Francis is not the kindly figure in white showing indulgence to all that the world imagines

Pope Francis  (AP)

If the synod is badly handled we will have to live with the results for years to come

Pope Francis with Vatican spokesman Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Only the Pope can address the real problem with the Holy See’s outdated media operation

Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Canadian Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has insisted pro-lifers can no longer stand for his party