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  1. Nice guy or tough guy? The two faces of Pope Francis

    SaltLakeTribune-Top News 06.19 / 20:20 sltrib.com
    Vatican City : To the vast majority, Pope Francis is the compassionate face of Catholicism today. He's rescued refugees, opened the Vatican's doors to the homeless and told Catholics there's no sin God won't forgive. But there is another streak to…
  2. Vugt: Pope Francis’ exhortation on the family

    Sunstar.com.ph - Cagayan de Oro 06.18 / 01:49 sunstar.com.ph
    THERE is confusion and anxiety about the Pope’s statement in his exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). In a footnote Francis implicitly extends the possibility of receiving absolution in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and permission to receive Communion to remarried Catholics, under certain circumstances. The confessional should not be a “torture chamber”, he writes, but “an encounter with the Lords’ mercy; and the Eucharist “is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicin…