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Francis ‘more effective’ than Benedict, poll finds

06 March 2014 | by Abigail Frymann Rouch | Comments: 0


Almost nine out of 10 practising Catholics consider Francis a more effective Pope than his predecessor, Benedict XVI, according to a global survey conducted by The Tablet, writes Abigail Frymann. In addition, more than a quarter say Benedict XVI should have left the Vatican altogether when he resigned last February. These figures were also true for Catholics who attend Mass just a few times a year. Among non-Catholics, some 95 per cent favoured Pope Francis over Benedict.More than 1,400 people completed an online poll on The Tablet’s website between 19 February and 4 March. Every continent was represented, with one third of respondents from the UK and one third from the US. Of the 1,208 respondents who attend Mass at least once a week, 72 per cent said Francis had made them feel pro ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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