Pope Francisco

The Pope speaks not of separation and divisiveness, but of unity and plurality. He says do not be ashamed, be proud. The Pope criticized global one- dimensionality. He says do not be discouraged; value and appreciate your various traditions. The concept of “immigrant” is flawed…togetherness is the way of God. Jesus taught us to love each other. Our wealth is most dignified with one another, with our neighbor. The Pope spoke on religious freedom: pointing out that it is inclusive, not exclusive; that all people can be true to their faith…that there is no reason for homogenization, that even an atheist can go to heaven. Our proudest gift is in the beauty of our differences. We are not singular, we are plural. The Pope reminded us of our Constitution: that All People Are Created Equal. And that they are endowed by their Creator with unalienable Rights, of which among them are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Pope Francis calls for Peace, Tolerance, and Respect. He calls for Love…because he himself is Love. dwp