NOW WHAT HAS THE PONTIFF DONE? (from THE ECONOMIC TIMES MAGAZINE Feb 2nd 2014 Pg 28)
PEOPLE, PLACES AND IDEAS MAKING HEADLINES
NOW WHAT HAS THE PONTIFF DONE? Which world are you in? He’s all over the news. REALLY? NOTHING TERRIBLE I HOPE. ONE JUST DREADS WHEN CONVERSATION COMES AROUND TO THE CHURCH. Relax. The Pope is a hero. In fact a superhero. He’s been dubbed SuperPope. SUPERPOPE? A few days back Italian artist Maupal painted the Pope as Superman on a wall in Rome. THAT’S REAL COOL. Yup. It has the Pope flying like Superman with his right fist pointing forward. And he’s carrying a black bag that has the word “value” written on it. The Vatican has tweeted the picture to thousands of its followers. SO WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL THEN? THE POPE FAMOUS AMONG CATHOLICS. Dude, chill. He’s also on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. And he was Time magazine’s “Person of the year 2013”. ON THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE? HAS HE CUT A SINGLE OR WHAT? Nah, nah he's not jiving. The magazine has done a cover story on him. And this is what it has to say: “...a man whose obvious humility... and devotion to the economically disenfranchised has come to feel perfectly suited to our time...” DID YOU SAY ECONOMICALLY DISENFRANCHISED? IS HE A COMMIE UNDER THE CLOAK? Not really a leftie. But as many liberals have said, he has his heart in the right place. WHAT ABOUT TIME? Its managing editor Nancy Gibbs has called him “a new voice of conscience”. WOW! FRANCIS ROCKS! He is really a cool dude. Guess what his views are on gays? WHAT? “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?” THIS IS REVOLUTIONARY! He’s done other things too. Like he doesn’t stay in the papal palace but prefers a two-room apartment, carries his own suitcase, calls up the faithful who write to him and he loves to tweet! PEACE BE UPON HIM. Hallelujah.
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