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No quite true since as I recall the late pope JPII traveled extensively and I seem to remember he was in a country where women are topless (tribal) and he was present at the event. No shock and/or outrage.

I doubt BXVI would of expressed any shock either should he have been in a similar situation.




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Both men came from an era and place where nursing was still the way to feed an infant. IMHO they'd likely seen women nursing babies when they were children so I doubt it would be a big deal. Most mothers cover themselves in public with blanket too. Not a problem until you're infant learns how to grasp and pull.
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Visiting a tribe somewhere is not the same as in a Church, let alone the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. I think if some woman had whipped out their lactating booby in the Vatican in front of JP or B they would have been horrified.

Your own bias is causing you to think the worst. There's nothing whatsoever to think either pope would act in that manner.


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Here are this weeks articles on the Pope reshaping the curia and cardinals around him.

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldno...#axzz2qnBSFwy5

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/wo...tican.html?r=0

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0..._n_460121.html


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For some reason only the middle one is working but if you follow the other 2 and type pope when you get to huff po or la times it will show you.
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This article was fascinating. This is textbook change management.

Jesuit spies - LOL. The rest of the church finds it difficult to not use Jesuit and spy in the same sentence. As if the curia has not been riddled with conservative spies for centuries.

I find it interesting that recent former popes have encouraged the curia and local bishops to court political influence in Italy. All the while they were demanding Central and South American church leaders not speak out on political issues (save, of course abortion and birth control).
I like this guy. I like people who have the skills to shake up the old order. Jesus did that, you know?

Oh - and all of this is just my informed opinion and everyone is welcome to theirs as well.
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HH Pope Francis will receive HM Queen Elisabeth II at the Vatican on april 3rd as was announced today by The Vatican.

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