It was funny watching leftists get excited when the Pope spoke on issues over which he has no authority, but that they agreed with. Meanwhile those same leftists ignore the legitimate areas where he does have authority and which liberals disagree with strongly. In that case, they’d rather just shush him and steer him to g
lobal warming climate change.
Case in point, this bit about gay marriage and “conscientious objection.” Granted Kim Davis wasn’t mentioned by name… but everyone knows the following was about Kim Davis:
On the flight back to Rome, he was asked if he supported individuals, including government officials, who refuse to abide by some laws, such as issuing marriage licenses to gays.
“Conscientious objection must enter into every juridical structure because it is a right,” Francis said.
“I can’t have in mind all cases that can exist about conscientious objection but, yes, I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right,” he said, speaking in Italian. And if someone does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right,” he added.
Francis said conscientious objection had to be respected in legal structures. “Otherwise we would end up in a situation where we select what is a right, saying: ‘This right has merit, this one does not.'”
So yes, the Pope is in fact a Catholic.
It would have been nice if he remembered he was Catholic while he was speaking to Congress about illegal immigration and climate change…