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New pontiff is on same page as predecessor

POPE Francis covered a wide range of subjects on his recent trip to Brazil.

But, as ever, the media's obsession with sex meant a very brief few words in relation to homosexuality were given disproportionate attention.

A cursory reading of his actual speech revealed that he never even mentioned the subject.

Pope Francis has been adopted as the media's honorary good guy, which is quite bizarre, as he is doctrinally on the same page as his predecessor. The irony, again, is that on this occasion the Pope has merely reiterated timeless Catholic teaching: "Love the sinner, hate the sin."

ERIC CONWAY

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