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Pope Francis

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  • Priest 'not denounced' by pope (3-20-13)
  • Slum Priests: Pope Francis's Early Years (3-20-13)
  • Francis and Argentina's "disappeared" (3-14-13)
  • Did Pope Francis collaborate with the Argentine junta? (3-13-13)
  • Why the new pope's name matters (3-12-13)

  • Commentary: Historians

  • Conrad Black: Pope Francis, Say Yes to the Pill (3-21-13)
  • Anthea Butler: A Pope of Firsts, But Will Francis Actually Change the Vatican? (3-20-13)
  • Anne M. Martinez: Tenemos un Papa! (3-18-13)
  • David Austin Walsh: The Catholic Church's Long Struggle over Accommodating to Authoritarian Regimes (3-18-13)
  • David M. Perry: What the Name 'Francis' Means for the Modern Church (3-14-13)
  • David M. Perry: How History Can Help Us Predict the Next Pope (3-12-13)