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What are your thoughts about this interview with Pope Francis?
In a recent major interview, Pope Francis has mentioned things the Church should be focused on, saying it has been obsessed sexuality, abortion and birth control. He also indicated that priests should be more pastors than bureaucrats or Church officials, preaching less about dogma and more about the true message of the Gospel, which, in a nutshell, is the Golden Rule (treat others the way you would like to be treated).
This progressive stance is, IMHO, in stark contrast to the past quarter century or so, when the Church was under the influence of Benedict XVI (and before his papacy, as Cardinal Ratzinger), when the tone seemed to be so conservative it was in many ways regressive, attempting to erase all remnants of The Second Vatican Council (Vatican II).
Do you think this attitude will spread to the Church in general, or maybe even to other Christian demoninations?