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Pope and Change
The utter goodness and humanity showing through the new Pope's benevolent eyes and words bode well for the future of the Roman Catholic Church ["Pope of the Americas," March 25]. But let us not be misled by the kindness of Pope Francis' heart, for we are hoping he'll be able to propel the momentous reforms required in the 21st century. However, one certainty remains: though presently run with all the frailties illustrative of the human condition, the church has withstood all sorts of controversies, disputes and schisms for over 2,000 years, and it still persists....

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