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I think he has discarded many traditions just to make himself look humble.
Vesting in simple vestments doesn't make him humble or holy.

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First pope to have a Facebook so thumbs up for me :3
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I like him, he seems like a genuinely good person.
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Biggle wrote:

Only Time will tell.

and by time I mean Time magazine.


I don't know if that joke was specifically about Time's preoccupation with religious/Catholic/social issue cover stories, but well done, sir, if it was.
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I'm nonreligious, but that guy is a great guy.
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He's a pretty cool guy.
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Nice pope.



Though personally, I'd say to appeal to younger folks, should change his name to Pope Nightroad.
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He's not perfect, but I still like him a lot. He's much better at getting the Church's full message out than his predecessors.


pirththee wrote:

He should clean his own house before he comments on anything.

http://ncronline.org/news/accountability/pope-francis-dumps-two-more-bishops-house-cleaning-continues



seekerperson7 wrote:


For people who want the Catholic Church to be "liberal" - this is pretty much the best you're going to get. The CC just isn't going to "modernize" in the way people think it is, and so people are always going to hate it no matter what they do. That's fairly obvious if you just read the Cathechism and dig into the history of what they believe and why. That being said, I feel like Pope Francis is probably the closest they're going to get to "meeting half-way", and I appreciate that fact.



The Church isn't the right-wing, reactionary organization many people think it is. They don't officially subscribe to any specific political ideology, but it seems they would fall on the left side of the political spectrum if you examine the whole picture.

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/seven-themes-of-catholic-social-teaching.cfm
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AzazelOfNexium wrote:

Probably the only pope I dont dislike.

My family is catholic, im an atheist however. The catholic church has long standing traditions that everyone seems to think can simply disappear over night. Which is simply not how the world works. Pope Francis seems to be trying to push the churches ideologies forward, however not everyone within his payroll agrees with what he is doing, therefor progress is slow. However, it pisses me off when I see comments like "hes not tolerant enough" when the man is clearly trying to do his utmost to change the churches views on controversial topics. A journey happens one step a time, and he has clearly taken quite a few steps. Time is the only factor that we can rely on now. Not everyone wants the church to take that journey but he clearly is trying his best to make it happen.

People seem to think he holds all the power in church and can instantly decree anything and change everyone's opinion.

It seems like alot of people are ignorant, just as much so as the hardcore Catholics who oppose the changes. People do not realize there is cultural and traditional reasons as to why the church has its stances, are they archaic? yes. However you must understand deeply rooted traditions that are held dear by many people take time to change.


As an atheist, I appreciate what the pope is doing, he may be slow, but I value his effort more so than the results. Change comes about by changing the hearts of the people not by simply decreeing "you must accept things you dont agree with immediately".


I second this. The guy is doing a lot considering. Also keep in mind he is the head of the CATHOLIC church not the christian church. No matter what he says or does it won't effect american opinions because most Americans are not catholic and therefore don't care what he has to say.
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I really think that he's a nice person, I also love the fact he sneaks out dressed as a regular priest to help the poor and takes selfies with people.
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anzn wrote:



He's a pretty cool guy.


That's Pope Benedict
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Biggle wrote:

Only Time will tell.

and by time I mean Time magazine.


Ummmm.... Yeah this should definitely be their slogan
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

He's not perfect, but I still like him a lot. He's much better at getting the Church's full message out than his predecessors.


pirththee wrote:

He should clean his own house before he comments on anything.

http://ncronline.org/news/accountability/pope-francis-dumps-two-more-bishops-house-cleaning-continues



seekerperson7 wrote:


For people who want the Catholic Church to be "liberal" - this is pretty much the best you're going to get. The CC just isn't going to "modernize" in the way people think it is, and so people are always going to hate it no matter what they do. That's fairly obvious if you just read the Cathechism and dig into the history of what they believe and why. That being said, I feel like Pope Francis is probably the closest they're going to get to "meeting half-way", and I appreciate that fact.



The Church isn't the right-wing, reactionary organization many people think it is. They don't officially subscribe to any specific political ideology, but it seems they would fall on the left side of the political spectrum if you examine the whole picture.

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/seven-themes-of-catholic-social-teaching.cfm


I stand by my original statement.Two bishops are not even the tip of the abuse iceberg.
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He led to this, so he can't be all bad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoJsKV6-e9M
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pirththee wrote:


I stand by my original statement.Two bishops are not even the tip of the abuse iceberg.


Those aren't the only two. But I can understand. It's not like the Church hasn't earned all the mistrust.
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