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Sébastien Maillard

Pope Francis Exhorts Church to Be Less Uniform and More Universal

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- Through the guidelines put forward in the recently released "Amoris Laetitia" document, Pope Francis is moving his church to be less "uniformized" by Rome alone and to become more pastorally plural and creative on the ground. In a nutshell, this means a less Roman and more Catholic Church. Catholicism, of course, originally meant "universal."

Here's What to Expect From Pope Francis in 2016

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- Reform of the Vatican, outreach to divorced couples, the jubilee and several trips overseas are on the schedule as Pope Francis' pontificate enters its fourth year.

Francis' Friends May Be Numbered in the Vatican -- And the 'Vatileaks' Scandal Is a Testament to That

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- "Vatileaks 2" is the latest scandal to emerge from the Vatican. How many real friends Pope Francis has there today looks harder to count than ever.

Pope Francis: Moving the Church Forward on the Modern Family, One Step at a Time

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 12.20.2014 | Home
Sébastien Maillard

Even though he is the mighty "sovereign pontiff," he also knows he cannot just simply impose touchy pastoral shifts overnight without harming the Church's unity. As a former archbishop coming from "the end of the world," the Argentinian pope does not want Rome to solely decide.

Pope Francis: A 'Homebody' Out in the World Who Has Never Been to the United States

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home
Sébastien Maillard

Pope Francis' best asset is his lasting popularity outside his own Church. His limits are his own physical capacity. He told reporters he gave himself "two or three years" before death. He does not rule out retirement before then.