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Reforming Catholicism in 140 Characters

Sarah Dunant says Pope Francis should use his Twitter account to demonstrate that he's prepared to deal with the 'mess' inside the Catholic Church. Perhaps, she says, with this Tweet, he's already started: 'If we wish to follow Christ closely, we cannot choose an easy, quiet life'.

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A Point of View: The road ahead for the Catholic Church

A Point of View: The road ahead for the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church is at a critical juncture. Pope Francis needs to address the scandals troubling the Church over recent decades, but risks opening a door to modernisation that may be difficult to close, says Sarah Dunant.

 

Read Sarah Dunant’s article on the BBC News website

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