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Opinion: Pope still misunderstood after U.S. trip

Pope Francis sits in the back seat of a Fiat as he is driven away from Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 22, shortly after arriving in the United States. The Pope visited Washington, New York and Philadelphia (Photo courtesy of the White House).

John Ferrannini

October 5, 2015

Even after the wall-to-wall media coverage of the Pope’s visit to the United States, he is still very misunderstood. Pope Francis is often portrayed, in the press, as a Pope who wants to bring the Catholic Church in line with modern American liberalism. This misconception is based in a profoundly...

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