Saturday 3 December 2016

Pope Francis gives us a vision of a brighter future

Published 29/09/2015 | 02:30

Pope Francis himself studied English in Dublin, but he will be returning to a very different country
Pope Francis himself studied English in Dublin, but he will be returning to a very different country

There are not too many candidates in the running when selecting a global voice with moral authority.

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Pope Francis's American addresses probably have earned him a place in the international pecking order. He chose not to mince his words on a swathe of issues, from immigration to inequality.

His words were all the more potent because it was a voice of humility; in other times the hauteur of Rome might have carried the day, but Pope Francis set a tone of empathy and inclusivity.

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