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Was Tony Abbott wedged by Pope Francis on climate change?

By John Warhurst
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:51am, first published June 24 2015 - 4:45am

The Catholic Bishop of Rome, the Pope, is a unique figure in world politics. Not only does he have unusual worldwide status but he has an army of several billion of his own church members. His high profile means that he is listened to like no other person in public life outside a very few political leaders, such as the President of the United States. This is so even among many people who are not at all religious.

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