Does Pope Francis Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt? — By: Crisis Magazine

One of the most common statements I’ve heard from Catholics over the past decade is, “We should give the pope the benefit of the doubt.” When someone criticizes Pope Francis for a questionable statement or action, you inevitably see some Catholics jumping in to say we need to give him the “benefit of the doubt.” The most recent case was the sacking of Bishop Strickland. No official reason was…


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