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"Catholic Leaders Reflect on Pope Francis' 5-year Anniversary." Catholic News Agency. March 13, 2018,

Faggioli, Massimo. “The Church They Don’t Like May Be Their Own.” Commonweal. August 8, 2017,

Faggioli, Massimo. “Was It Better Back Then?” Commonweal. November 13, 2017,

"Five Years Into Pope Francis' Papacy, There is Much More Noise to be Made." February 23, 2018,

Martin, S.J., James. "Looking Back: The Election of Pope Francis." America Magazine. February 18, 2018,

Poggioli, Sylvia. "After 5 Years As Pope, Francis' Charismatic Image Has Taken Some Hits." National Public Radio. March 12, 2018,

Reese, Thomas. “Five Great Achievements of Pope Francis’ First Four Years.” National Catholic Reporter. March 9, 2017,

Horowitz, Jason. “Pope Apologizes to Abuse Victims but Again Doubts Them.” New York Times. January 22, 2018,