Pope Francis and the Catholic Church

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Guests: Rocco Palmo and Phil Pullella

Last week, Pope Francis traveled to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, which included visits to some of the areas hit hardest by the 2013 typhoon that struck the Philippines. He also delivered his final mass to a massive, welcoming crowd in Manila, which marked the first visit by a pope to the Philippines in twenty years. It’s been quite a year for the pontiff, which includes his role in negotiations between the United States and Cuba, his criticism of the Vatican, and much more. In this hour of Radio Times, Marty is joined by ROCCO PALMO, who writes the blog Whispers in the Loggia, which covers the Catholic Church and Pope Francis, and PHIL PULLELLA, who reports on the pope for Reuters. They’ll discuss Pope Francis’ papal tenure thus far, including his selection of cardinals, his statements on a variety of issues, and how both lay members of the Catholic Church (and the clergy) feel about him.

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