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  • Pope’s Italian crackdown suggests he’s more irked by sloth than ideology

    11/28/2021 6:11:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Crux News ^ | November 28, 2021 | John L Allen, Jr
    Pope’s Italian crackdown suggests he’s more irked by sloth than ideologyROME – Early on Pope Francis may have played down most of the traditional epithets of his office, such as “Primate of Italy,” by instructing the Vatican to print them on a separate page of its annual yearbook. The fact he avoids the title, however, clearly doesn’t mean he dislikes the gig.On the contrary, few popes in recent memory have been quite as aggressive in seeking to reshape the Italian church in their own image as Francis, who may be Argentinian but whose family roots are in the northern Italian...