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Pope Francis has given a 4,500-word interview to the atheist co-founder of La Repubblica in which he describes the Vatican’s courtly atmosphere as “the leprosy of the papacy” (full text).
Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has said Pope Francis is unlikely to introduce “a sort of federalist reform” in the Church.
Moral theologian Germain Grisez argues that the Pope “has failed to consider carefully enough the likely consequences” of his major interview with Jesuit publications.
Mary Eberstadt asks if Francis is “really throwing Catholic traditionalists under the Popemobile“.
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