The Pope’s much anticipated visit to Washington next week is stirring up a lot of emotion inside the beltway. For some, the visit of the Pontiff marks a historic occasion to validate the doctrinal changes Francis has appeared to undertake. For others, the traffic nuisance is a cause for much fear.
Jokes aside, I think this visit is an important one – particularly at a time when America seems torn between a rigid and fervent religious base and a movement countermovement that praises scientific advancement over all else. With that in mind, it is very interesting to take a look at how others judge Francis’ Papacy so far. I think it has been generally favorable, at least from a PR perspective, yet I think this article does a good job of laying out some of the deeper fundamental issues at play within the church!