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Enemy inside the gate

Pope FrancisChristopher Lamb asks how Pope Francis might deal with the opposition from within the church in 2017. 

The opposition to the attempts by Pope Francis to reinvigorate the reforms that the Second Vatican Council initiated does not come from outside the Church but from some of those closest to him.

Pope Francis will face the toughest test yet over the next 12 months for his vision of a compassionate, pilgrim-like Church, which refuses to take refuge in old certainties but instead takes the Gospel message out into the mess of a deeply divided world.

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