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On Thursday Pope Francis will have completed a year as Bishop of Rome, a year in which he has begun to transform the Church. But be in no doubt, argues our Rome correspondent, of just how wide and how deep go his aims for change
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Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ comments on the Eucharist (News from Britain and Ireland, 1 March) are quite breathtaking.
Pope Francis has won hearts and minds for his emphasis on Christ’s message of love and mercy for the poor and marginalised. In Evangelii Gaudium, the Pope offered pastors guidance on interpreting traditional teaching on marriage and family life.
The parish priests interviewed (“The new destitution”, 1 March) highlight the grass-roots experience underpinning Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ astute observations on welfare reform.
Notebook (1 March) inaccurately states that there have not been two simultaneous cardinals from England since Newman’s death.