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Post by KarmaChameleon on Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:02 am

yo, this guy is awesome. even if you're not religious you should read this. i bet you'll like him when you read about him. this guy is modern and he is loving like a real pope should be. i put it in debate because you guys feel like theres something you don't like you should post it, but mostly i hope it's positive feedback cuz this guy is amazing. 


http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20755963_20764775,00.html

some things that i think won me over. 


2. He may be sneaking out at night to help people
A "knowledgeable source" told the Huffington Post that "Swiss guards confirmed that the pope has ventured out at night, dressed as a regular priest, to meet with homeless men and women." Apparently, though this has not been confirmed, this was also something Francis used to do while he was a cardinal. 





4. He was the first pope in history to wash a woman's feet
It's a Holy Thursday tradition for sitting Popes to wash people's feet, a ceremony that reenacts Jesus's washing of the feet of his 12 disciples. This year, Francis's version of that ceremony included two young women, the first time in the Church's history a pope has done so – and for female prisoners, no less. 






9. His stance on homosexuality
Francis said in September that while the Church has a right to its opinions, it cannot "interfere spiritually" in the lives of homosexuals. That built on controversial remarks he made in July about gay priests: "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Of course, it could be said that, being the pope, he's in a pretty good position to judge, but the fact he won't speaks volumes. 






11. He reached out to Muslims
Francis sent a message to Muslims "throughout the world" at the end of Ramadan, urging "mutual respect through education" between Christians and Muslims. By comparison, the last pope made a speech in 2006 that quoted a 14th-century Christian emperor who called the teachings of Mohammed "evil and inhuman." 





those are my favorite reasons at least. 

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Post by Slizko on Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:05 am

Religious advances on modern problems, it is about time. From what I have heard he is very concentric about poverty more-so than anything else.

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Post by Miss Who on Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:41 am

I agree! The new Pope ROCKS! Smile I was reading that he would sneak out at night and hang out with the homeless. So wild!
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