March 14, 2013

Pope Francis’ first day hints at a change in papal style

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Time magazine cover of Pope Francis (March 2013).  Photo courtesy Time.

Time magazine cover of Pope Francis (March 2013). Photo courtesy Time.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Not only is he the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to serve as pope, but Pope Francis seems bent on shaking the ritualized world of Vatican traditions and taboos.