For people who like homework, here’s my essential on-line reading list on Pope Francis:
A Big Heart Open to God: The Pope’s wonderfully expressive, open, personal account of himself in an interview with the Jesuit magazine America.
Who Am I to Judge? A Radical Pope’s First Year : James Carroll’s New Yorker profile.
Untier of Knots: What is the Meaning of Pope Francis? Andrew Sullivan’s richly opinionated take at The Deep Dish.
Is Pope Francis the New Champion of Liberation Theology? Harvey Cox’s vision of a left-wing church, in The Nation:
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