Quote of the Day: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

"I have the impression that Jesus was locked inside the Church and that he is knocking because he wants to get out."

-- Cardinal Bergoglio to his fellow cardinals a few days before they elected him Pope Francis last March. He was quoted by French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin in an interview (in Italian) with Paolo Rodari of the Italian daily La Repubblica.

David Gibson is the director of Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture.

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