Though this seems to be a light-hearted quote, I believe it is an example of how this new Pope is changing the face of the office, especially on a PR level. Our last Pope was seen by many around the world as slightly pretentious and out of touch. This is a part of the reason why he was not as popular as Pope John Paul II. This new Pope seems to be going out of his way to change the way people view the office. A prime example of this was when he washed the feet of incarcerated youth, some of whom were Muslim, during Holy Week. Also, when he choose to walk among the crowd, instead of being in a protected vehicle, after he got the Popacy. he seems to be going out of his way to prove he is a Pope of the people. I believe this is because he is a good person AND the office needs a lot of more positive PR after the last Pope.
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This new Pope seems to be going out of his way to change the way people view the office.
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Another example of how Pope Francis is contributing to changing the image of the Catholic Pope to someone who is relatable. He is not afraid to say what he believes, in a humble way, whether or not it is in perfect alignment with the views of the Catholic Church. Hence, his support of gay marriage. He is a breath of fresh air for Catholics. He has potential to be as loved by the Catholic people as Pope John Paul II. I feel that he will do many good things as the new Pope.
Pope Francis is someone that the whole seems to be able to relate to. I had never heard much news about the pope in the past, and now it seems that Pope Francis is getting so much good publicity. This is interesting because so often the media is quick to criticize and bring bad things to light but in the case of Pope Francis it is mostly positive coverage. Everyone seems to like him for many reasons!
These kinds of small acts that the Pope has come to be known for, coupled with his recent addresses in which he has shifted the focuses of the Catholic church, seem to be similar to the papal actions of the well-like Pope John Paul II.
Pope Francis is the type of Pope that the world wants to see. He had a difficult passed which allows him to be able to relate to all different types of people. His recent support of same-sex marriage confused a lot of people, but it is good to see just how clear minded this Pope really is and how accepting he is of all walks of life. He is a charismatic leader who understands the big picture of life and is continuing to work to help others.
He is a breath of fresh air for Catholics. He has potential to be as loved by the Catholic people as Pope John Paul II. but it is good to see just how clear minded this Pope really is and how accepting he is of all walks of life.