The Wheel and Axle

A Tale of Four Popes

by on May.11, 2014, under Society

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A couple of weeks ago, Pope Francis made history by canonizing two previous popes – Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Although I am not Catholic, this event fascinated me as it underlined the savvy that Pope Francis has consistently demonstrated since taking over from his less charismatic predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

In an increasingly globalized modern world where Catholicism has struggled to survive the continuous exodus of a large number of its followers – mostly the younger generation – Pope Francis has shown the type of smarts he has in trying to keep the Catholic Church relevant.

Read my full thoughts in Papal Savvy, courtesy of the Philippine Online Chronicles.

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