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A New Kind of Pope: One Year Lateri
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March 14, 2014 3:00 AM
One year ago, the Catholic Church seemed to be in a crisis. Hounded by sex abuse scandals and allegations of corruption amongst the Roman Curia, it seemed to be losing its credibility. Then came a new pope. On this week's edition of ON THE LINE, we will look at how Pope Francis has revitalized the Catholic Church and the challenges he still faces.

A New Kind of Pope: One Year Later

Published March 13, 2014

One year ago, the Catholic Church seemed to be in a crisis. Hounded by sex abuse scandals and allegations of corruption amongst the Roman Curia, it seemed to be losing its credibility. Then came a new pope. On this week's edition of ON THE LINE, we will look at how Pope Francis has revitalized the Catholic Church and the challenges he still faces.

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