Originally posted by @lundos
Who, exactly, are those on the 'left' that 'seem' to like the current Pope. Since it's 'no secret' you can easily share this with the rest of us.
“A person who thinks only about building walls — wherever they may be — and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis told reporters Thursday aboard the papal plane as he returned to Rome from a visit to Mexico, according to a translation from the Associated Press.
Compare that with this.
“It is horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day. Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food and dispensable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as unnecessary.”
- “State of the World” address, Jan 2011
Francis has nonetheless angered conservative Catholics by suggesting the church shouldn’t be “obsessed” with issues like abortion. He also announced this month that, during the coming Holy Year, all priests will be granted the power to forgive those who receive and perform abortions.