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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  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."

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    An Interview With Pope Francis: 19 September 2013.

  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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  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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    Radio Address: 16 September 2013.

  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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  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."

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    Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium: 26 November 2013.

  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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    Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium: 26 November 2013.

  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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    Interview Of The Holy Father Benedict XVI With The Journalists During The Flight To Lebanon: 14 September 2012.

  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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    Pope Francis, In His Own Words, On The Issues: 22 April 2013.

  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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    Papal Address: 18 July 2008.

  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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    On The Pastoral Care Of Homosexual Persons: 1 October 1986.

  12. 12. "Every unborn child, though unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of the Lord."

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    Pope Condemns Abortion As Product Of 'Throwaway Culture: 20 September 2013

  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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    Caritas In Veritate: 29 June 2009.

  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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    Meeting With Muslim Leaders In Jordan: 9 May 2009.

Who Said It: Pope Benedict Or Pope Francis