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Who Said It: Pope Benedict Or Pope Francis

The “liberal” pope and the “conservative” pope. Can you figure out who said what?

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  1. 1. "It is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to the Church... presented by radical secularism."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  2. 2. "We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods... it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time."
    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  3. 3. "Economic life should properly be seen as an exercise of human responsibility, intrinsically oriented towards the promotion of the dignity of the person, the pursuit of the common good."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  4. 4. "Politics, according to the Social Doctrine of the Church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  5. 5. "A weakened appreciation of the indissolubility of the marriage covenant, and the widespread rejection of a responsible, mature sexual ethic grounded in the practice of chastity, have led to grave societal problems."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  6. 6. "The reservation of the priesthood to males, as a sign of Christ the Spouse who gives himself in the Eucharist, is not a question open to discussion."
    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  7. 7. "How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?"
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  8. 8. "Fundamentalism is always a falsification of religion. It goes against the essence of religion, which seeks to reconcile and to create God’s peace throughout the world."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  9. 9. "A philosophy of constant feminism doesn't give the woman the dignity she deserves... It runs the risk of becoming machismo in skirts."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  10. 10. "If we refuse to share what we have with the hungry and the poor, then we make our possessions into a false god."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  11. 11. "It is deplorable that homosexual persons have been and are the object of violent malice in speech or in action. Such treatment deserves condemnation from the Church's pastors wherever it occurs."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  12. 12. "Every unborn child, though unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of the Lord."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  13. 13. "We must recognize our grave duty to hand the earth on to future generations in such a condition that they too can worthily inhabit it and continue to cultivate it."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis
  14. 14. "The right of religious freedom extends beyond the question of worship and includes the right - especially of minorities - to fair access to the employment market and other spheres of civic life."
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    1. Pope Benedict XVI
    2. Pope Francis

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