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Papal State: A Year of Pope Francis

One year ago, Catholics worldwide saw the election of the first Jesuit pope. He chose the name “Francis,” and has seemed to favor humility and service over pomp and politics. But has the church seen major reform? This hour we’ll talk about Francis’ first year– what he’s done, what remains, and why he’s so enthralling.

Pope Francis: Bishop of Rome… and Vigilante Vicar?

He may be TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, but not everybody loves Pope Francis’ unconventional approach. He’s washed the feet of criminals, he’s personally corresponded with a group of gay Italians, and he drives an ’84 Renault. This hour we’ll talk about whether conservative Catholics welcome the change or think he’s gone too far.