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Jan 30, 2019

Whenever Pope Francis goes on a trip somewhere around the world, he usually invites journalists to join him on the papal plane, and he’ll spend a few minutes taking questions from them. Pretty much every subject is on the table, and some of the pope’s most famous quotes have come from these impromptu press conferences—like his “Who am I to judge” comment about gay priests. But since he’s speaking off the cuff, it’s often up to journalists on board the plane, like Gerry, to translate his comments, give them context and sort out what they mean.

So we’re spending our episode this week unpacking a couple of the pope’s comments from his flight back from Panama: one about married priests and the other about the situation in Venezuela.

 

Links from the show:

Pope Francis on Venezuela, Married Priests, and the Sex Abuse Summit