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THE POLITICS OF POPE FRANCIS IS GETTING READY TO SPLIT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE

44FBE999-16E8-4096-9BFC-77C9564D06C9.jpegThe sheer scale of the Catholic Church strains against the imperative of doctrinal uniformity. As Douthat writes, the Church’s influence over secular politics has declined sharply; the idea of papal states, or even a U.S. president being compromised by his loyalty to the pope, seems bizarre today……More