From Catholic News Agency:
.- Speaking aboard the papal plane from Madagascar to Rome Tuesday, Pope Francis said he welcomes criticism if it is given openly, fairly, and with a willingness to be debated.
“Of criticisms, I always see the advantages. Sometimes you get angry, but the advantages are there,” he said Sept. 10 during an in-flight press conference. “A fair criticism is always well received, at least by me.” He said when receiving criticism one should examine it for truth, but that he appreciates when the criticism is given honestly and to his face.