Distinguished Scholar in Residence James Carroll writes about Pope Francis in the Dec. 23 & 30 edition of The New Yorker.

His article, "Who Am I to Judge? A radical Pope's first year," discusses the new pope's background as well as his frank observations about where the Catholic church is today and where it may be going.

"For Francis, the Church's purpose is not to bring God to the world but simply to emphasize God's presence-already there," writes Carroll.

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