Pope Francis has been a light for Catholics all across the globe. He’s been a breath of fresh air. How can you tell?
Because the cardinals are in panic.
Because the common folk have seen for ages that the church as an institution must change.
Yet stubbornness is a character train best suited for the Church.
And here comes Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) that will become a People’s Pope, just like John Paul II.
Who is Pope Francis?
Pope Francis, who’s papacy began in March, 2013 will soon be 81 years old. During his tenure as a Pope, he shattered invisible walls and ceilings. Just a few of his more vocal messages were:
> A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel.”
> Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.
> “How many times have we all heard people say ‘if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist’.”
Controversial in a good way
The last quote we would like to expand on. Popes, religious leaders don’t like to speak (even unknowledge) other religions or atheist groups. Pope Francis has caused good controversy by being honest and open.
He has stirred the pot by speaking about atheists, homosexuals, global warming and even indirectly, Donald Trump. Imagine the contents of the pot if all you need to stir it is talk about preserving our God-given planet.
Of course, we are not blind. We see the world around us. That’s why it is so ridiculous when religious leaders pretend nothing is happening.
It is strange to even be talking about it but having the Head of the Church be honest, open and down-to-earth is refreshing. If religious communities need anything right now, it’s exactly that.
Did you see the Lamborghini Pope Francis got?
Instead of pretending there is no Lamborghini, he showed excitement, acknowledged the gift and promised to auction it away as he has done in the past.
It feels like your closest neighbor became Pope. Well, maybe you won’t see him playing on a casino website soon, but he has showed understanding and compassion suitable for Pope, but seen much to rarely from a religious figure.