Chris discusses several new articles on the activities of Pope Francis, and the new direction he seems to be taking the Vatican and Church of Rome. After a clandestine series of interviews that were published in 16 Jesuit journals around the world, Francis is now reported to have said that the idea of converting people to Christianity is "solemn nonsense," at least, according to the Washington Post. The Pope also referred to the Vatican court as the "leprosy of the papacy," saying that the leaders of the Catholic Church have been "sickeningly excited by their courtiers." There is no question that Pope Francis has developed a reputation for controversy, bringing criticism from Catholics and Protestants alike, who believe he is compromising the central tenets of the Christian faith. But given his membership in the Jesuit Order, could there be more to this than meets the eye?
An interesting interpretation of what Pope Francis said. The take-away: he's not saying what we think he said.