Tom Collins: Pope Francis can be his own man at last

Pope Francis, centre, stands by the coffin of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during a funeral mass at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni).
I was driving past Sprucefield when Joseph Ratzinger's election as pope was announced. Such was my surprise, that I momentarily lost sight of where I was going. I might have driven into an M1 bridge [...]

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