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Pope Francis to Roman Curia: ‘Rigid Ideological Positions’ Prevent Us From Moving Forward

Pope Francis gives his annual Christmas address to the cardinals who work in Vatican offices on Dec. 21, 2023, in the gilded Hall of Benediction at the Vatican.

Pope Francis’ speech briefly touched on what he sees as the current division in the Catholic Church, rejecting the usual dichotomy of so-called ‘progressives’ and ‘conservatives.’