Clinton’s right-hand man tried to start Church ‘revolution’

What happened?

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief John Podesta helped to create groups to press for a “revolution” in the Catholic Church, according to leaked emails from 2012.

In the emails, which WikiLeaks say are from Podesta’s Gmail account, he responded to an email from Barack Obama’s former boss, Sandy Newman, about an “opening for a Catholic Spring”.

Newman suggested that “Catholics themselves demand the end of a Middle Ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church.” He refers to this as “a revolution”.

Podesta replied: “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organise for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom-up.”

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