Father Fogarty Offers Quick Thoughts on Pope Francis

We asked Fr. Gerald Fogarty, S.J., William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Religious Studies and History (and all-around great guy), to send us his first thoughts on the new pope. Here’s what he wrote:

He is the first Jesuit, but has been more conservative than some. When he got the red hat in 2001, he did not join the two other Jesuits for the Jesuit celebrations, but that could have been due to a conflict. He is the first pope to be named Francis, but is this Francis of Assisi or Francis Xavier?

2 Comments on “Father Fogarty Offers Quick Thoughts on Pope Francis

  1. Good question, Gerry! What do you think of the charges that Bergoglio was a hard-core, bloodthirsty supporter of the Videla dictatorship? (I realize that you won’t and can’t answer this question!)

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