Pope’s Annual End of the Year Speech

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Currents News Staff

In his annual end of the year speech to the Roman Curia, Pope Francis discussed his decision to limit the term of the dean of the College of Cardinals. The influential position is one that had previously been held for life.

He also acknowledged that Christianity no longer holds the commanding presence and influence in society that it once did. 

The pontiff’s message appears to be aimed at conservative and traditionalist Catholics, who have voiced opposition to his progressive minded papacy. 

Joining Currents News to discuss the impact this change has as the Church moves forward is John Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Crux, in Rome.