Catholic cardinals get coal for Christmas from Pope Francis
A pre-Christmas message that shocked many. Pope Francis set out 15 ills that he says are failing the church, accusing cardinals of being too focused on position, power and money. Cardinals are quoted as feeling blue after the speech but others applaud the tough stance.
Meanwhile Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot’s pride over what he did to help women in 2014 goes viral. Seen as another sign of his out-of-date ideas on the place of women in society.
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