The Pope of Balance

Monday, 29 September, 2014

John L. Allen, the associate editor of the very impressive Crux, ponders the much-pondered political leanings of Pope Francis: “Perhaps the best hypothesis is that what Francis is really after isn’t a turn to the left, but a new balance. He’s said he wants the church to be in dialogue with everyone, and one way to accomplish that is to ensure a mix of points of view in leadership positions.”

At the conclusion of “Maybe Francis isn’t after a lurch to the left, but a new balance“, Allen labels Francis the “Pope of Balance”. That might be a bit too much fence-sitting for some, but Allen is a seasoned observer of the Vatican and his judgement is sound.

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