Francis I: The Pope of the 99 percent?

ab46mf Francis I: The Pope of the 99 percent?

ab46mf Francis I: The Pope of the 99 percent?

When the puff of white smoke appeared from the Vatican on Wednesday, Catholics all over the world wondered what kind of man would emerge when it cleared. And in these early days of getting to know Jorge Mario Bergoglio, known now as Francis I, it’s clear there is already plenty of cause for weary dismay at the cardinals’ choice of a staunchly party-line-toeing, conservative old dude. But there’s also a small glimmer of hope, and it’s not because of the man himself. It’s because of the order he represents.If you’d been holding your breath hoping for a fresh new bro pope, a younger dude with a marginally less offensive attitude toward some of the most deeply controversial and divisive issues among Catholics today, your ship did not come in on Wednesday. The 76-year-old Argentine Bergoglio, the first pope to hail from the Americas, has reportedly called same-sex marriage “a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.” So that’d be a no. He’s not down with abortion under any circumstances, which he says contributes to a “culture of death,” and has publicly clashed with Argentina’s president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over the country’s plan to distribute free birth control. But according to a report in The Guardian, he is however, open to contraception as a form of preventing disease. And though he’s firmly denied it, he’s been accused of complicity in a 1976 kidnapping of two priests during the country’s military regime.Continue Reading…

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Francis I: The Pope of the 99 percent?


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