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Pope’s Crackdown on Order Alarms Traditionalists
By Nicole Winfield (AP)
[Excerpts taken from https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-39-crackdown-order-alarms-traditionalists-144337707.html]
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis may have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, but he has come under scathing criticism from a growing number of traditionalist Catholics for cracking down on a religious order that celebrates the old Latin Mass. The case has become a flashpoint in the ideological tug-of-war going on in the Catholic Church over Francis’ revolutionary agenda, which has thrilled progressives and alarmed some conservatives.