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Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned as archbishop of Boston when it became clear he had knowingly transferred priests accused of sexually abusing children, made mistakes as all people do, Cardinal Angelo Sodano said at his funeral.
We say: Francis is beginning to acknowledge that he cares more about who it is he’s empowering to elect his successor than about which diocese or church office that person leads.
Consistory: Francis told prelates gathered for the creation of new cardinals that God calls them "to look at reality, not to let yourselves be distracted by other interests or prospects."
To the vast majority, Pope Francis is the compassionate face of Catholicism today. But there is another streak to the pontiff: A willingness to flex papal muscle and lay down the law.