I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW – POPE FRANCIS
I'm not a super-religious a person or a refined Vatican Catholic cleric and so I’m probably not one to talk but a late night, glass of flat coke and late night internet WI-Fi will send you into the depths of Google you have never before thought you would visit. Anyway I found a lot about the pope online the good, the controversial, I’m just going to put it all up here and let the masses decide on ..Pope Francis and Pope Francis quotes
POPE FRANCIS - What you dint Know About the Vatican Big Man.
Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church
Being whoever I am I’m going to start with the rather fishy stuff on Pope Francis News.
1. If someone is gay and searches for the Lord, who am I to judge? This is undoubtedly the most controversial statement uttered by the big man, when asked about his take on gay priests in church.Was he just adding a single onto the Pope Francis quotes by playing a little more controversial..? This goes against the church’s general belief, as well as those of his predecessors, that homosexuality is an intrinsic moral sin that should be sent flying out of the church’s stained glass windows after .."Pope on Same-Sex Marriage" breaking news.
2. The pope’s take on the theory of evolution was quite the head turner as well. "God is not a demiurge [or demigod] or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life. Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve." I don’t know why this was deemed controversial, but Science and the church haven’t exactly been in each others good books in the recent past, so I’m sure you get why it did not sit well that the symbol of the church was ups y daisy about it.
3. "I can only say that the communists have stolen our flag. The flag of the poor is Christian. Poverty is at the center of the Gospel ... Communists say that all this is communism. Sure, twenty centuries later. So when they speak, one can say to them, 'But then you are a Christian'.” If I to quote the man verbatim. This third one may mean a lot of things but most commonly interpreted to mean communists are secret Christians. In a way he may be right considering all the evils modern man will perpetrate in the name of capitalism but still, rather weird statement.
4. Let’s not forget the hilarious reference to the continent Europe as an infertile grandmother. "In many quarters we encounter a general impression of weariness and aging, of a Europe which is now a 'grandmother', no longer fertile and vibrant.
As a result, the great ideas which once inspired Europe seem to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions.”
The world may have largely misinterpreted this statement which may have meant Europe’s neglect of the poor, the dignity of individuals and human values for technological and economic gain. But then again, maybe the statement may just have been better framed.
So now onto the other interesting things I bet you didn’t know about the pope…
He once worked as a nightclub bouncer to pay his way through college.
The Pope, believe it or not, loves to tango.
An ex-girlfriend told Argentinian reporters that he threatened to become a priest if she didn’t marry him.This guy, now one of the best Popes of the Roman Catholic Church.
He’s a massive sweet tooth. Among his favorites are chocolate covered alfajores, which are Dulce De leche-filled Argentine cookies.
He is often referred to affectionately as Papa Pancho, as Pancho is a nickname for Francisco
He has only one lung, due to an illness he suffered at 21 but hs still remain the physical Light of the World Roman Catholics see.
He studied Chemistry in technical school and Philosophy in college, then taught literature, philosophy, theology and psychology before becoming an archbishop.
Pope Francis loves football, and is a big fan of his hometown team, the San Lorenzo Football Club
It has been rumored (this cannot really be validated by solid evidence) that the Pope sneaks out of the Vatican at night, dressed as a regular priest, to meet with homeless men and women, talk about humility.
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