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For Chaput and Pope Francis, envoy’s letter a reminder of past tensions

August 28, 2018 GMT

By Staff

It’s a rare papal slight that receives a public airing — and this one was aimed directly at Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

But Pope Francis’ purported reproach of the region’s top Catholic as too “right-wing” — as stated this weekend in a public letter penned by one of the pontiff’s most vocal critics — offered more than just an unusual glimpse into the Vatican’s dirty laundry.

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