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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 10:08 PM

Boston Globe: S. Korea confirms Francis as the ‘Teflon Pope’

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2014/08/16/south-korea-confirms-francis-teflon-pope/4bUcnLB8DBs7RgpEpK1RgM/story.html

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SEOUL — South Korea is hardly the first proof of this insight about Pope Francis, and perhaps not the best. Yet midway through the pontiff’s Aug. 13 to 18 trip here, which marks his debut in Asia, it’s once again obvious just how much he’s a “Teflon Pope.”

It’s not that any major controversy is brewing, but that’s precisely the point. There’s material to fuel more than one dispute, but given the force of the pope’s personality, none of it sticks.


So far, Francis has drawn enthusiastic crowds, rapturous press coverage, and swoons from VIPs and ordinary folks alike, from pop culture icons to local Korean nuns.
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msongs Aug 2014 #1
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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 10:56 PM

1. he certainly knows how to catapult the propaganda nt

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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 11:53 PM

2. I haven't been watching the news, but I have heard about a few of the stops he's made

down below Seoul. Apparently the Korean media has made a big deal out of him appealing for Koreans to join the church as a nun or priest. I do see nuns from time to time, mostly on the subway. They go well with the Buddhist Monks.

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