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Francis, the first non European pope in 1,300 years, the first from Latin America and the first Jesuit pope, did not hold out the prospect of any changes soon to such moral teachings.

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The Church, he said, should see itself as “a field hospital after a battle” and try to heal the larger wounds of society and not be “obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently.”

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Francis alluded to criticism of him within the conservative Catholic establishment.

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“I think this is the buy canada goose jacket real beginning of his pontificate,” said Massimo Faggioli, theologian at the University of St Thomas in St Paul, Minnesota. “The overall picture is a Church that is not imposing a test on people before they even think of staying or leaving.”

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