Five years on: the paradox of Francis’s papacy

Posted March 8, 2018 8:26 am by Ed Condon

Five years on: the paradox of Francis’s papacy

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s election. His appearance on the loggia above St Peter’s was a shock to almost everyone. He was not the Pope we were expecting. The world scrambled to catch up, and it took a few hours. In Washington DC, where I was at the time, the initial description of Jorge Mario Bergolio given by the ultra-liberal National Public Radio was that he was a…
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