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In Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution, journalist Marco Politi, who’s covered the Vatican for more than 40 years, analyzes the pressures faced by the pontiff in his efforts to reform the church, changes which Francis prays “will endure and not be like a light that suddenly goes out.” Besides challenges from conservative hardliners within the Roman Curia and push-back by a rebuked Mafia, Francis also faces the threat of terrorist attack. “The demon is busy … we are on the right road,” Francis is quoted as saying.
Asked later in an email exchange whether the pope had a reaction to the book, Politi said Francis sent him a thank-you note, and also told the French publisher, it is “a good book.”
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