The Papacy of Pope Francis & His Impact on the Catholic Church / St. Louis Public Radio

Pope Francis

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In the 11 months since Pope Francis began his papacy, he has gained widespread approval and a reputation for shaking things up.

“In July, he surprised the world by asking, “Who am I to judge?” in response to a question about gays in the Catholic Church. In December, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for 2013. And a worldwide poll of 12,000 Catholics published this month by Univision set the pope’s approval rating at 87 percent.

“Three theological studies professors from Saint Louis University joined St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh today (Feb. 12) in a discussion that ranged from the pope’s popularity to his vision for the future of the Catholic Church.”

By Camille Phillips, St. Louis Public Radio — Click here to read listen to this entire program.

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