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A former ambassador finds much to like in Pope Francis' diplomatic instincts

Senior Fellow Chas Freeman sat down with America Magazine to discuss the provisional Vatican-Beijing agreement and Pope Francis' engagement with moderate Islamic leaders. "Francis is pursuing a strategy of creative outreach across cultural differences typical of the Jesuits, fortunately. We need to have peace between religious entities. The consequences of allowing hatred to prevail are ruinous."

April 17, 2019 America Magazine