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Jack Persico: The new pope fights poverty and complacency wherever he sees it. He could be a superhero even for an atheist like me

Christopher Bounds‘s insight:

It’s interesting how Francis has been able to generate this enthusiasm, even though his actions are still mainly symbolic. The hope is, I suppose, that he reminds the secular West that Christianity still has considerable moral power; and that he reminds Catholics that the most important commandments have nothing to do with prohibitions on sexual behaviour.

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