Pope Francis AdviceDear Soon-to-Be Your Holiness:

It is pretty clear to me, whether God exists or not, that we were put here to love. Your job is to lead in that realm, whatever that means to you. So many of us hope you accept that assignment with grace and humility and a mission to heal.

I’m not optimistic that you’ll be able to penetrate the old guard in that beautiful palace adorned with the most breathtaking art. I can’t help but think of those artists, surely flawed but also awed by the idea of expressing themselves in divine language on the walls and ceilings of that magnificent house. This is the Church’s call to live up to its own aesthetic grandeur. It’s way past time.

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