LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Pope Francis has become recognized for some of his unconventional practices as pope, and his newest writings may further push him into that role of the “modern-day pontiff.””This the most important test for this pope to show us how he deals with dissent in the Church, how he deals with divided issues,” said Massimo Faggioli, a Church historian who directs the Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship at the University of St. Thomas, a Catholic school in St. Paul, according to The Washington Post. Since the launch of discussions over the “practicalities” within the Catholic church’s different families, there have been two very important Synods with top bishops of the church and countless rumors surrounding the pope’s unique position on the matters.
…..Pope Francis’ addressing of the topics of divorced and remarried Catholics has become “the most important moment in the Church in the last 50 years. This was the biggest sign of hope that in the Catholic Church there are ideas, and we can talk about it. No one before Francis ever had the courage to think about that” (Massimo Faggioli)
Source: Catholic Online