Preaching to the Converting: ‘Francis Effect’ Sees Catholic Congregations Boom!

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2 responses to “Preaching to the Converting: ‘Francis Effect’ Sees Catholic Congregations Boom!

  1. Temporary blip. He’s just good at PR. As people see through that they’ll become disillusioned. He doesn’t have any solutions for modern problems.

    • Ultimately you may be right about this being a temporary blip, but personally I wouldn’t put that down to Pope Francis. Millions (if not billions) of people have been impressed with him to some degree, and he seems to be a genuinely refreshing pope with at least as many good ideas as anyone else in public life. The problem is that even the best spiritual CEO in the world would have trouble as head of the Roman Catholic Church. There are just too many scandals – systematic child abuse, financial fraud and amazing levels of personal corruption – to turn this ship around, imho.

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