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In a conversation framed around the book A Pope Francis Lexicon, Catholic commentators gathered to discuss his pontificate on the fifth anniversary of his election.
Francis at Five Years: Bringing a background in literary themes and devices with him to the papacy five years ago, Pope Francis has shown himself to be a master of metaphor and allegory.
In the five years since his election, Francis has implemented in the church a dynamic, well-considered transformation process, based on the principles of the Second Vatican Council.
Pope's quotes: In his formal documents, many speeches and unscripted morning homilies the past five years, Pope Francis has given the church plenty of "food for thought" on many issues of great importance.