Pope Francis' favorability rate plummets

The Man

Former Staff
Jul 2011
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#11
You know, it makes me wonder... Russia has up to 773,000 Cathoics of her own, according to some data

led by Archbishop Paolo Pezzi

lol

I have never known of any abuses in the Russian Catholic churches...

But Pezzi is smart. He maintains good relations with the dominant Orthodox church

and they always make sure not to piss off the Kremlin too; which means the police are on their side.

And, in a country where they don't have to worry about things like an actual free press either... Who knows what they may be able to cover up...
 
Nov 2014
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#12
After new sexual abuse allegations against Catholic priests and criticism of Pope Francis' leadership on the issue, his favorability in the US has dropped substantially in a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.

Only half of Americans -- 48% -- say they have a favorable view of the Pope, down from two-thirds who said the same in January 2017 and 72% who said so in December 2013, a few months after he was first elevated to the position. Specifically among US Catholics, his ratings have fallen from 83% favorability a year and a half ago to 63% now -- a 20-point drop.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/politics/pope-francis-poll/index.html
Covering up child rape can have that effect on one's favorability I imagine.