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"Catholic progressives were looking for Francis to push the president to move more forcefully against poverty and inequality around the world, not just at home. They want some of the pope’s searing criticisms of global capitalism by way of reminding Obama that the Catholic Church is well to his left on economic matters. Both sides, in other words, want Francis to bless their own positions inside the U.S. Catholic struggle. The progressives believe they now have a friend in Rome, and conservatives worry the progressives might be right. "

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