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first_img Comments   Share   (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) ___Follow Frances D’Emilio on twitter at https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG13053.jpg” alt=”center_img” /> Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Advocating humility, Francis is trying to reform a church hierarchy that has been criticized as arrogant, egotistical, petty and nasty. Scandals involving alleged corruption and power plays tainted the Vatican’s top bureaucracy in the last few years before Francis was elected in March.Later Sunday, while addressing the faithful and the curious in St. Peter’s Square, Francis was interrupted by resounding cheers and applause when, wagging his finger, he told them that bishops, cardinals and the pope need to be `’good servants, not good bosses” of God’s people.As his papacy draws near the one-year mark, Francis has been drawing huge crowds for the traditional Sunday noontime appearance from a window of the Apostolic Palace overlooking the square.On Sunday, a breezy, cool day, the vast square was packed with tens of thousands of people. That is about two or three times the size of the crowds that his predecessor, Benedict XVI, usually drew on similar occasions.One draw has been Francis’ simple language and down-to-earth ways.During the Mass for the new cardinals, Francis urged churchmen to keep their priorities straight, saying Jesus didn’t die on a cross `’to teach us drawing room manners.” Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober How do cataracts affect your vision? Top Stories last_img
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