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The new Pope has so far kept his devotion to the poor his central focus. On his ongoing trip to Brazil, he made a point to visit one of Rio de Janeiro’s slum neighborhoods and has refused to protect himself, going without bullet-proof glass between him and Catholic believers. Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, Father James Martin, Dr. Alton Pollard, and Rev. Paul Raushenbush join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about whether Pope Francis could be ushering in a new type of Catholic Church.

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Pope Francis’ new, welcoming approach to spreading Catholicism and the rise of the religious Left were topics of (ahem) a spirited conversation on Saturday’s “MHP.”