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  • Yeah, but that's not saying much now, is it?

    I mean, look at his competition. The closest runner up is Benedict, the previous pope, who encouraged the banning of condoms and caused widespread AIDS in places like Africa. Yes, he is the best so far, but that's like pulling up a list of murderers and asking which is best... I should think of a better comparison, but I don't have the time.

  • Great though still needs to do more

    I love this pope. He is well loved. I think he is wonderful. He is humble. He does not criticize gays. He prefers to live in a place completely different from all his antecessor popes. He invites children to join him onstage. He blesses the infirm. I prefer Francis to John Paul II because the latter (JOhn Paul II) also protected pedophile priests and allowed many children to be sexually abused by priests. I do think Francis needs to reform the church still like put the criminal priests in jail, legalize same-sex marraige in Catholicism, allow women to be priests, allow both male and female priests 2 b married and have children, and possibly rethink the prohibition of divorce in the church. No one has ever seen God, so no one can ask him what he thinks about same-sex marriage, so gays should marry, too, if they're Catholic. Francis is very humble and optimistic. He does things so differently from past popes.

  • Yes.Pope Francis the best pope for christian's.

    Pope Francis known for making new waves, here comes another one. It involves every Catholic in the world and it's unprecedented. It's a survey, questioning Catholics their views on things like gay marriage, divorce, birth control, and other hot-button issues.He is reaching out. And wanting to listen. Like a good pastor.

  • Confirm and agree

    I am very excited about the openness and warmth characteristic of this new pope. The simplicity and genuineness of Francis have struck a chord with him.Catholics and non-Catholics all over the world have been struck by the uniqueness of Pope Francis. He has demonstrated that it is by the way we live in the world that we best touch the hearts of others. He has reminded us that the church is meant to be a loving, caring, compassionate institution. He has shown us that as Christians we are meant to be less eager to judge and condemn and more ready to love and understand. If that mood can be sustained and expanded throughout every corner of the church universal, what an enormous and profound change that would be.

  • Confirm and agree

    I am very excited about the openness and warmth characteristic of this new pope. The simplicity and genuineness of Francis have struck a chord with him.
    Catholics and non-Catholics all over the world have been struck by the uniqueness of Pope Francis. He has demonstrated that it is by the way we live in the world that we best touch the hearts of others. He has reminded us that the church is meant to be a loving, caring, compassionate institution. He has shown us that as Christians we are meant to be less eager to judge and condemn and more ready to love and understand. If that mood can be sustained and expanded throughout every corner of the church universal, what an enormous and profound change that would be.

  • Has Been a Major Disappointment

    Though he started off with great promise, He has been a colossal disappointment in too many respects. His performance in cleaning up the church's sex abuse problems has been abysmal, And people were beginning to realize that, Even before the latest Vigano controversy. The way he condemned the abuse victims in Chile last year and defended their corrupt Cardinal was downright unsettling.

    While I appreciate his emphasis on mercy and helping the poor, He has nonetheless left Catholics confused on central matters such as divorce and remarriage, Which is expressly condemned by Jesus in the Gospels. While I understand the need for adopting a more open tone on other social issues such as homosexuality, He has gone beyond mere openness to fuelling expectations that the church will inevitably change teachings that are rooted in scripture and 2000 years of teaching. Don't get me wrong, I'd be all for doing it if God wanted it, But we can't just take clear teachings in scripture and treat them as if they are something we can change at a whim. We in the West live in free democratic society is where people, Under Civil law, Can dissent and live as they please--and that is the way it should be. But, It is not the right of the leaders of the church to change essential doctrines of the faith as they apply to the faithful, In such a cavalier manner, And Pope Francis is bordering on this.

    When bishops defend the Church's traditional teachings, They don't do it out of arrogance, But humble obedience to what they perceive to be their responsibility under God's will--and with respect for people's civil rights outside of the faith domain. But, For a pope to fuel expectations for radical change on fundamental matters of moral doctrine amounts to arrogance and placing himself above God and God's laws.

  • He is yet to prove himself

    Personally, I think Pope John Paul II achieved much more during his time, and was universally loved even by non-Christians .He fought against communism in Poland and his life was really inspiring.It is no wonder that many people personally considered him a saint even before he was beatified.

    I just hope Pope Francis would not end up a disappointment like Obama


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