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Who will be the next Pope?

There is a general perception that Pope Francis’s pontificate has entered an irreversibly declining phase.

Evangelicals and catholics Leonardo de Chirico
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It is not just a question of age: yes, Pope Francis is elderly and in poor health. But aging aside, the pontificate finds itself navigating a descending parabola. It started with the language of ‘mission’ and ‘reform’. Francis’ reign, now nearly ten years old, was immediately engulfed in difficulties, particularly within the Catholic Church.