Pope Warns Church Focusing Too Much on Gays, Abortion
Travis Banks
9/20/2013

Pope Francis warned that the Catholic Church had become so focused on abortion, gay marriage and other social issues that it risks overshadowing its pastoral mission, threatening to bring down the church "like a house of cards."

The pope's comments, part of a blunt, wide-ranging interview with the Italian Jesuit journal Civiltà Cattolica, didn't mark a break with church teaching. But they appeared intended to nudge the church away from politically charged issues by setting out a vision of a church that is more welcoming and less preoccupied with emphasizing doctrine.

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