Pope Francis Humanist Essay

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Pope Francis: Humanist or Conservative? There 's a lot of debate over the controversial Pope Francis regarding him being too lenient towards the Catholic people and what should and shouldn 't be classified as a sin- who shouldn 't need worry about being damned or blessed. I, personally, think he’s made it fairly obvious that he’s more of an open minded thinker rather than the previous strict conservative popes with topics such as homosexuality, birth control, and chemical weapons being differed from their views. So, the question: Is Pope Francis more of a liberal humanist or a conservative catholic? He was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina,on December 17, 1936. As a young boy, he had to go into surgery to remove…show more content…
Francis of Assisi of Italy).” When Pope Francis’s position was finalized, the media did their best to put him down by spreading the truth- that he preferred to live a simple life. He broke a tradition upheld for centuries before him to not live in the Apostolic Palace, but instead a two bedroom apartment. Instead of being bombarded with assistants, he chose to do the basic things on his own, such as paying for his apartment. Instead of being the normal, greedy Pope, he decided to be a decent human being and didn’t take advantage of his (basically royal) position. During a speech in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, Pope Francis says, " As you know, the duty of the conclave was to appoint a bishop of Rome. It seems to me that my brother cardinals have chosen one who is from far away. . . . Here I am. I would like to thank you for your embrace. “ Right after this, President Barack Obama backed him up by saying,” As the first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day “ ( “Pope Francis Biography”…show more content…
One of his most well known quotes are, “Who am I to judge?”, which he said whilst the topic of homosexualty was being discussed. The Catholic Church teaches that, “ … we must reject sin, including homosexual behavior—that is, acts intended to arouse or stimulate a sexual response regarding a person of the same sex “ ( “Catholic Answers” ). Though this is what the Pope teaches, he shows acceptance of all by saying that, " Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person. " He isn’t lying, it’s not humanly possible to tell someone that something they do is a sinful act when they believe in another faith than yourself. He believes that all sin is seen as equal within the Catholic Church, and that topics such as Homosexualty and Birth Control aren’t the worst things going on in the world as of today ( “CP Church & Ministry”

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