Political Pope?

There are 4 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by EJLarson.

  • The high hopes that many had for this pope have all evaporated, except for those who agree with his extreme and intolerant views of politics.

    If this statement is limited to South American and Argentina, I agree. On the other side of the pond, they do not care he is skipping his motherland.

  • As one who preaches against over-generalization, it is humbling to have to confess: I did it and you rightly called bullshit.

    A much better way of expressing the original thought would be:

    Many were initially impressed and encouraged by Francis' humility and simple life. When it became evident, though, that the spiritual humility wasn't evident in his "liberation theology" political views, and that a vindictive streak became visible in his dealings with the President of his native country, much of that initial good will was transformed into wondering "who is this man?"

    Better? (And yes, the above applies mainly to Argentines and neighbors, rather than Europeans.)