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Daily Poll: Does Pope Francis Still Surprise You?

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Deacon Greg Kandra wrote of an interview he had with fellow journalist Sébastien Maillard. The two shared the opinion that Pope Francis is a “pope of surprises”. This can definitely describe Pope Francis’ recent actions — between transporting Syrian refugees to Rome and calling for a study on the idea of female deacons. His Holiness has kept journalists working full time and tirelessly for three years now.

Maillard muses:

As a journalist we always want to be able to predict, to say what is going to happen. With this pope, you have to accept that you don’t know where you’re going and you’re going to be surprised, in a good sense. This pope has always something new to tell us. For example, when he creates cardinals. The cardinals themselves do not know beforehand that their name is going to come out. And so I remember interviewing all the new cardinals at the last consistory, and asking them how they discovered they were cardinals and they said, “Well, I heard it on the news or my sister saw it on TV and told me.” So they’re surprised themselves.

With Pope Francis, it’s hard to guess what comes next, but the wisdom and faithfulness with which he has pastored his flock gives good reason to trust that Il Papa will keep us looking toward Christ. With this in mind we would like to ask:

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