BREAKING: The First Latin American Pope, Pope Francis I
Bergoglio, 76, The archbishop of Buenos Aires reportedly got the second-most votes after Joseph Ratzinger in the 2005 papal election, and has spent a lifetime teaching and leading priests in Latin America, which has the largest share of the world’s Catholics. What do you think about this being the first Pope from Latin America?
“I see nothing new from the smoke and mirrors of the Vatican: Another religious extremist who quoted gay marriage as, 'a scheme to destroy God's plan;' Francis termed it 'a real and dire anthropological throwback.' I wouldn't expect anything new from a Church that is in direct contention with science, has a history of child sex abuse, misogyny woven into the fabric of the faith, and a religion that says sexually transmitted diseases are bad - but not as bad as contraception. But he reportedly cooked his own meals.”—
Travis Glasgow on the election of Pope Francis I by the Vatican.
It’s great that he cares about the poor and all, but shit — that whole “love thy neighbor” thing extends beyond the ones in poverty, Francis.