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Pope Francis Must Proclaim A Message Of Hope - His Role Is Not A CEO

Reforming a broken Vatican is important, but the true job of the Roman pontiff is to proclaim the Gospel. Is Pope Francis, the Argentine-born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, that man?

Not a manager or a policeman -- but a true man of God
Not a manager or a policeman -- but a true man of God
Andrea Tornielli

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VATICAN CITY - At the end of the conclave, the man who emerged as Pope Francis, the Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, must be able to show hope to a humanity that truly needs to see such a sign. No, the new pope should not just be a manager in charge of restructuring the Roman Curia -- this image emerged from the discussions of the cardinals -- nor a policeman, called to pull the undisciplined back into line.

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