Pope Francis biographer Paul Vallely predicts what we might expect from the pontiff when he visits the United States later this month. Here is a taste of his article a Politico:
In his speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the pope of the poor could well deliver a harsh message for the world’s richest nation. For all the genuine warmth of his smile, his track record suggests he sees it as his job not just to comfort the afflicted, but also to afflict the comfortable. And however delicately he fine-tunes his language, the hard fact is that he believes the United States is as much a part of the problem as the solution.
I love this quote: "Francis has never embraced one particular political ideology, though he has been comfortable around people who have."
I imagine that Francis has spent a lot of time with liberals, conservatives, the poor, academics, theologians, working people, capitalists, etc....What might our society look like if more people lived like this?