Francis opens clinic on the first papal visit to Mongolia. He says it’s about charity not conversion
By NICOLE WINFIELD
and SARUUL ENKHBOLD Associated Press | Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023. Pope Francis has blasted the “backwardness” of some conservatives in the U.S. Catholic Church, saying they have replaced faith with ideology and that a correct understanding of the church envisages doctrine developing over time. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)