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Francis’ Pontificate Turns 10: Outward-Facing Emphasis Has Shaken Up Church’s Inner Equilibrium

TIZIANA FABIPope Francis has a quiet conversation with an internally displaced person during a meeting at the Freedom Hall in Juba, South Sudan, Feb. 4. March 13 will mark the 10th anniversary of Francis’ papacy.

While Pope Francis has undoubtedly redirected the Church’s attention to the peripheries, there are differences of opinion on how this emphasis has impacted the Church — and what its eventual fruits will be.