New Vatican yearbook downplays official Papal titles

New Vatican yearbook downplays official Papal titles Pope Francis Photo: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.
From the moment he was introduced to the world after his election, Pope Francis has emphasised his identity primarily as ‘Bishop of Rome.’ The 2020 Annuario Pontificio, the official Vatican yearbook, has now made the same emphasis typographically by listing other descriptions of the papal office as “historic titles.” Like the 2019 edition, there is a page that says simply,…
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