Pope Francis Thinking (Credit: Paul-Haringweb of CNS)

Pope Laments Vocations ‘Hemorrhage,’ Wants ‘Clear Rules’ on Money

. . .Francis told the bishops he wasn’t sharing these concerns to “beat you up,” but rather as points for further “dialogue & reflection.”  He also said he wanted to hear their questions, even their criticisms, because “it’s not bad to criticize the pope, it’s useful”. . .

by John L. Allen, Jr.,

of Crux

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