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Robin Darling Young, associate professor of theology and religious studies, was quoted in an Oct. 2 Religion News Service article about why Pope Francis asks people to pray for him.

Why is Pope Francis asking people to pray for him?

From: Religion News Service
Date: Oct. 2, 2015
Author: Christine A. Scheller

The pope is not exempted from sin, added Robin Darling Young, a historian at The Catholic University of America. “Just because on certain very rare occasions he can pronounce on matters of doctrine infallibly doesn’t mean he’s not a human being, and therefore theologically in need of forgiveness,” said Young.

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