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    Best Pope Ever?

    Pope Francis has again pushed aside tradition and embraced a progressive outlook, repairing frayed bonds between the Church and gays, atheists, and those who use contraception and have had abortions.

    As leader of the Vatican, Pope Francis is not only a religious leader, but Head of State of the small Catholic nation, and can politically and diplomatically intervene in world affairs to promote peace and ethics.

    So, with only a few months of experience, how does this Pope rank amongst all others?

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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Best pope so far

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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    I'm no religious scholar, but it seems to me if people want to go against what I understand are the teachings of the Catholic faith, or any faith for that matter, they should start a new religious order.

    That's what King Edward VIII did.

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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Francis is impressive so far, His humility and grace place him in the same field as John-Paul II,
    but only time will tell if he will be better than John-Paul II.
    The Catholic Church needs both a great man and a great leader to stay relevant in modern times,
    They appear to have made a good choice in Francis!

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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Pope Francis has again pushed aside tradition and embraced a progressive outlook, repairing frayed bonds between the Church and gays, atheists, and those who use contraception and have had abortions.

    As leader of the Vatican, Pope Francis is not only a religious leader, but Head of State of the small Catholic nation, and can politically and diplomatically intervene in world affairs to promote peace and ethics.

    So, with only a few months of experience, how does this Pope rank amongst all others?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/wo...OSEikXs/MIljqw
    I'm not a Catholic historian so I'm not sure about ever (Popes have been around since Peter). I would say that out of the last three that you've mentioned, Francis has a lot of high hopes. He seems like a healer which is what the church needs. Many have left the church recently and still more speak of it with disdain and cynicism. I think Francis can reverse this trend. Heck, haven't been to church in years and after watching his inauguration I almost went. Almost.

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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    That's quite the question given all the Popes in about 2000 years!

    I think it really depends on what kind of leader the Church needs at a particular time. Pope Francis int the time of the Borgias would have been a disaster.


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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Gregory VII was probably the most influential on the course of human history.

    Pope Gregory VII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    john paul in my opinion but not for his religious side

    but for forgiving a murderer who tried to killed him.
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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Benedict XVI is definitely my favorite of the past few popes. As for the best all time, Pope Leo XIII has to be up there.

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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    I'm not a fan of any Pope or the Catholic Church. However, the newest pope is basically a joke, trying to score brownie points at any given chance.
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