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Fr. Spadaro explains Pope Francis

For Pope Francis, governing and reforming the Church are matters of “discernment,” “self-emptying” and “conversion” rather than imposing “prepackaged ideas.” They are also about creating the “structural conditions” for a supposed “real and open dialogue” rather than resolving “who is right and who is wrong.” Such is the general analysis of Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, a close adviser to Francis, writing in the latest edition of La Civilta Cattolica, the Jesuit periodical that he edits.