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Kung on Francis

Great theologian Hans Kung writes about Pope Francis and the paradox of a pope taking the name and what it might mean for the possible transformation of the Roman Catholic Church.

Thus, the early Christian basic concerns of Francis of Assisi remain even today questions for the Catholic church and now for a pope who, indicating his intentions, has called himself Francis. It is above all about the three basic concerns of the Franciscan ideal that have to be taken seriously today: It is about poverty, humility and simplicity. This probably explains why no previous pope has dared to take the name of Francis: The expectations seem to be too high.


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