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Monday, December 22, 2014
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RNS-POPE-DIAGNOSIS
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The doctor is in: Pope Francis’ list of 15 diseases that ail the church
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By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA and KEVIN ECKSTROM
c. 2014 Religion News Service

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis held nothing back on Monday (Dec. 22) in addressing the ills of the Roman Catholic Church in a blistering critique of what ails the Curia, the church’s central bureaucracy. From the “terrorism of gossip” to “spiritual Alzheimer’s,” Francis has a few get-healthy New Year’s resolutions in mind for his staff: […]