Cardinal Timothy Dolan, right, speaks to the media after Mass, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Pope Francis' said Sept. 19, that pastors should focus less on divisive social issues and should emphasize compassion over condemnation. Dolan told reporters that Francis, "speaks like Jesus" and is a "breath of fresh air."
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, right, speaks to the media after Mass, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Pope Francis' said Sept. 19, that pastors should focus less on divisive social issues and should emphasize compassion over condemnation. Dolan told reporters that Francis, "speaks like Jesus" and is a "breath of fresh air."
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NEW YORK — Catholics attending Sunday services around the globe said they were heartened by Pope Francis' recent remarks that the church has become too focused on "small-minded rules" on hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion and contraceptives.

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