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Pope Francis 'In Context'

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Pope Francis salutes as he leaves St. Peter's Square at the end of a jubilee audience, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis salutes as he leaves St. Peter’s Square at the end of a jubilee audience at the Vatican.

Gregorio Borgia

LGBT inclusion, female and married clergy, European geopolitics-- those are just some of the topics Pope Francis has commented on in recent months. 

His messages tie into the Catholic Church’s ongoing “Year of Mercy,” which seeks to emphasize forgiveness, dialogue and change. 

But many American Catholics are accusing media of taking Pope Francis’ conciliatory comments out of context and misplacing Catholic doctrine. 

We talk about the debate with Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and Editor at Large of America Magazine. His article “Keeping Pope Francis’ Comments on the L.G.B.T. Community in Context” appears on the magazine’s In All Things blog.

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