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    Yes, this Pope will have a significant effect on the Church. No, he won't be able to turn the Catholic hierarchy into Christians. If you were to look back to the Papacy of John XXIII, you would see the same story. And we can expect others to try to undo any effects from Pope Francis later on, as they did after John XXIII.

    We can expect some effect on helping the poor, and on relations with other religions, and nothing on married priests, ordination of women, abortion, and contraception. Many Catholics will still have to brave mortal sin if they want to behave as Christians.

    A Pope can say what he wants done, but he has a fairly narrow ability to tell people directly what to do. Kind of like a President.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 01:08:20 PM PST

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