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What’s the ‘Pope Francis effect?’ Nine months in, the new Pope’s critique of capitalism and corporations is generating new buzz among Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Although his message of social justice resonates worldwide, a recent Pew poll shows the Pope’s popularity has had “no clear” effect on US Catholics. However, some say his potential impact on US politics tells a different story. Join the conversation at 7:30pm EST.
On this episode of The Stream we'll speak to:
Father John Guthrie
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Sister Jeannine Gramick
Co-founder of New Ways Ministry
John Gehring @GehringDC
Catholic Program Director at Faith in Public Life
John Allen @JohnAllenJr
Vaticanologist, Pope Benedict XVI Biographer
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