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12/22/2014 02:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Of The Harshest Things Pope Francis Has Said To Vatican Curia

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For the second year running, Pope Francis delivered what sounded like a not so Christmas-y Christmas message to Vatican Curia. In his 2014 Christmas greeting, Pope Francis didn't waste too much time with niceties but instead shared 15 "ailments" the Curia should rid itself of. How's that for "Merry Christmas"?

Whether offering praise or criticism, Pope Francis certainly has a way with words. Here are five examples of the harshest things the pope has said to the Curia:

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