The paradoxical pope

Toibin, Colm
October 1995
New Yorker;10/9/95, Vol. 71 Issue 31, p36
Focuses on Pope John Paul II's leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope's attitude towards discussions of changes regarding the church's practices and teachings; Strengthening of the pope's influence on people worldwide; Pope's projection of Catholicism at its most sympathetic and most inflexible; General dissatisfaction regarding the church's policies on sex and gender; Background on the life of Pope John Paul II.


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