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Lessons from the Leadership of Pope Francis

What lessons might we learn for our understanding of hierarchy and the nature of Christian leadership from the papacy of Francis 1? Are these transferable to an Irish Anglican Context?

Introduction

On the night of his election, Francis I[ 1 ]For the purpose of this essay, and the need for brevity, I will refer to Francis I / Pope Francis as Francis¬†emerged in his habitual black trousers and overcoat, and asked to be driven around the city to watch the celebrations. The next morning he wore the same garb to the chapel. Francis began the highest position of leadership of the Catholic Church as he meant to continue, turning centuries of papal lifestyle and tradition on its head Continue reading

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1. For the purpose of this essay, and the need for brevity, I will refer to Francis I / Pope Francis as Francis