The Jesuits in Argentina were riven in the s and 70s with the arrival of Liberation Theology, which wanted the church to work for the economic and political enfranchisement of the poor. He backed self-help groups, co-operatives and politicised organisations — exactly the kind of work he had condemned two decades earlier. It will not be a straightforward business. It was a peasant religion that rejoiced in popular pieties, processions, novenas and shrines. Today he retains a special place in his heart for the simple faith of ordinary people. Then on the eve of the Synod he announced that discussion must be frank and fearless — the opposite of the climate under previous popes where dissent was discouraged or supressed.
The family prayed together every evening.
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And he should restore a sense of collegiality to the governance of the church so that it was run by bishops collectively rather than by the pontiff behaving like a medieval monarch. Change on the march. What is clear now is that Bergoglio emerged from that spiritual crisis an utterly different man. But the family was not a place of total concord. Today he retains a special place in his heart for the simple faith of ordinary people.