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A Q-and-A with the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, a Jesuit who has the pope’s ear

ROME (RNS) The Italian priest has interviewed the pontiff several times and is known as one of Francis’ trusted advisers. In this interview, Spadaro talks about the opposition to Francis, what’s next for the pope and the church, how the 80-year-old Francis deals with his workload, and why he is tired of seeing the popular pontiff described as a 'nice' pope.