Dr. Chesnut is the Bishop Walter Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies at VCU.
He is has written extensively about the Vatican and was our guest back in the spring when Catholic Bishop's gathered in a Conclave to select Francis as the next Pontiff.
Chesnut told us that the new Pope's impact on the Church has been incredibly significant in the short time he has held the pontificate. But that impact has been one of a change in approach, not doctrine.
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