UPDATE 5/14/22: Thus far, silence from the Prog Pontiff about the arrest and threatened imprisonment of heroic 90 year Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong by the Chinese regime. Shameful but hardly a surprising sin of omission by a committed Leftist ideologue and instrument of totalitarian tyranny.
UPDATE 5/9/21: The world’s most prominent Catholic is an Open Border/immigrant “luvvie” who decries walls…except for the one around him and the Vatican.
UPDATE 4/17/21: Catholicism’s most prominent servant of God on earth and Marxist Globalism’s mouthpiece in the Vatican has fulfilled his latest task on behalf of his human masters behind the curtain by calling for “Global Governance” and vaccines for all.
UPDATE 10/5/20: A new encyclical from Pope Francis calling for an end to free market economies and the assumption of “world authority” with “real teeth” by nothing less than the UN verifies that the Communists have a full-time operative front in the Vatican. The rationale comes from the same lying deception that preaches Jesus catered to the poor and, therefore, was a “socialist,” so why not? The wily Pontiff just went up yet one more notch in the Left’s estimation. How obedient to their Pope will world Catholics be?
UPDATE 1/1/20: No longer just an embarrassment to devout Catholics but now, in a public relations disaster, just another cranky, mean old coot. One can easily empathize with any celebrity recoiling from the overeager physical advances of a fan, but this belies the carefully cultivated image of saintly, egalitarian Man Of The People and Social Justice Warrior.
UPDATE 5/6/18: The Pope has become as reliably Leftwing PC hypocritical as Rosie O’Donnell or George Clooney. Perhaps he’s just another empty Hollywood celeb playing a role.
ORIGNAL POST 9/25/15: Our eternally springing hopes for a new Pope to unify & stabilize in these divisive times are now pretty much kaput, thanks to his much-heralded Congressional speech. The man is a Progressive mouthpiece, drawing lavish praise from Bernie Sanders and the Climate Change faithful. Predictably, for some like militant gays and abortion enthusiasts, he’s not Progressive enough.
Obama and the Left are very pleased. The rest of us, not so much.