LAST WEEK, mainstream media aired segments that looked back on the top stories of 2013. Often, when people “look back” they don’t connect the dots. They forget that one set of circumstances is not an isolated incident, so they can’t prevent these circumstances from happening again. Or even worse, they somehow convince themselves that the issues are too big to change.
Pope Francis is one person I was surprised to see look back, realize past wrongs, and decide that when he looks ahead, he wants to see change. Though I don’t share his beliefs, I am astounded to see the face of one of the biggest and most influential religious institutions talk about accepting others as equals:
- Pope Francis urges for global peace and even reached out to atheists.
- Pope Francis on homosexuality: “Who am I to judge?”
- Pope Francis acknowledges the wrongdoings of priests and…
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