Pope Francis has been well received by Catholics. Is it possible other religious orders have a bit of leadership envy? Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam says yes.

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Why Non-Catholics Have 'Pope Envy', Doris Kearns Goodwin, Charlie Baker

December 5, 2013

Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to talk about why some non-Catholics have serious "Pope envy." The subject of that envy, of course, would be Pope Francis, the gregarious leader presiding over a billion-plus religious subjects.

Pope Francis has addressed gay rights, a woman's role in church leadership, poverty, and many other subjects with an astuteness that escaped his predecessor. He's also suspected of stealing away from the Vatican at night to minister to the poor.

Also on BPR:

  • Mass. gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker joined Jim and Margery. Baker talked about the casino process in the Bay State, and why building one casino may be the answer.
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Team of Rivals, talked about her new book, Bully Pulpit, about the Progressive Era.
  • Kara Miller — host of WGBH's Innovation Hub — talked about our robotic, automated, highly sophisticated service industry future.

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