Media Mentions: January 2023

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  1. The Politics of Being Pope Francis

    Making things more tenuous, according to Ulrich Lehner, a theology professor at the University of Notre Dame, Francis has rejected the typical practice of using the College of Cardinals as an advisory board in favor of consulting a small circle of trusted advisers. 

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  2. Fact check: Pope’s death confirmed with traditional means, not hammer

    The claim that a hammer is used for tapping on the pope's head is “a legend," though one that has been "repeated countless times as early as the 1850s," said Ulrich Lehner, a University of Notre Dame theology professor.

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