Saints, sinners and singers

Given the rapture with which Pope Francis’s remark “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?’’ was greeted, it’s not surprising that the elation was somewhat deflated by his more recent observations on gay marriage.

20th March, 2015
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Pope Francis – The Sinner (RTE One) was an absorbing Would You Believe special made by Birthe Tonseth

Pope Francis – The Sinner (RTE One) was an absorbing Would You Believe special made by Birthe Tonseth on the rise of Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Jesuit priest, to cardinal, to pope.

Some believe he carries baggage with him from his journey through the dark days of Argentina’s military junta, and what became known as the Dirty War waged by the generals against their own people. Or as prosecutor Julio Strassera said at the subsequent...

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