Thursday, December 12, 2013

RELIGION - Pope Francis Time's 'Person of the Year'

Even though I'm Agnostic, I admire the man.

"Pope Francis recognized as 'Person of the Year' for changing tone of the papacy" PBS Newshour 12/11/2013


GWEN IFILL (Newshour):  In less than a year, Pope Francis has shaken up some of the images and public perception of the Catholic Church.  TIME magazine selected him today as its person of the year.

His remarks and actions have captivated Catholics and non-Catholics around the world, whether washing the feet of prisoners on Holy Thursday or, when asked about the status of gays and lesbians in the church, telling reporters, "Who am I to judge?" or decrying the problems of economic inequality.

The ripple effect has been remarkable.  We assess his impact with Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity University -- Trinity Washington University, and Robert Royal, president of the Faith and Reason Institute.

Welcome to you both.

Let's start off with that, "Who am I to judge?" comment, because that struck me, because some people could have said, if not the pope, who?  Is that what caught your attention?

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