• Cries of ‘dictator’ show Pope Francis is making progress

    Cries of ‘dictator’ show Pope Francis is making progress

    • Feb 7, 2017

    Critics of Pope Francis have seized on his intervention in the Order of Malta to portray him as an authoritarian at odds with his benign image. In fact, Francis has always been a fierce reformer who will use his authority to combat ‘spiritual worldliness.’ The complaints now being directed at the pope show that the reforms are working.