Pope Francis, new leader of the Catholic Church

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead a special audience for members of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit movement in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican

Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life', Pope says

The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday. Francis, 78, has said before that he would be ready to resign instead of ruling for life if he felt he could not continue running the 1.2 billion-member Church for health or other reasons. The only one who cannot be substituted i…

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