U.S. Catholics’ political leanings affect their approval ratings of pope

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Pope Francis greets people outside St. Patrick in the City Church in Washington in 2015. As the pope marks his fifth anniversary in the papacy, a new Pew Research poll of U.S. Catholics shows their regard of the pope is, for the first time, colored by their political leanings. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See FRANCIS-FIVE-YEARS-PEW March 6, 2018.