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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 3 years ago

Is Pope Francis a Catholic?

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  • janhoi
    Lv 6
    3 years ago
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    Yep. Every single statement the Pope makes is consistent with Catholic Social Teaching. People are just shocked by it because they don't know the full extent of Catholic Social Teaching but lets run through it.

    (i)His views on the poor:

    "The Church's social Magisterium has seen fit to list some of these rights, in hope that they will be recognized in juridical systems: the right to a just wage, the right to rest, the right to a working environment and to manufacturing processes which are not harmful to the workers physical health or to their moral integrity, the right that one's personality in the work place should be safeguarded without suffering any affront to one's conscience or personal dignity, the right to appropriate subsidies that are necessary for the subsistence of unemployed workers and their families, the right to a pension and to insurance for old age, sickness and in case of work-related accidents; the right to social security connected with maternity, the right to assemble and form associations. These rights are often infringed as is confirmed by the sad fact of workers who are underpaid and without protection or adequate representation"(Compendium of Catholic Social teaching/paragraph 301)

    "Rich nations have a grave moral responsibility toward those which are unable to ensure the means of their development by themselves or have been prevented from doing so by tragic, historical events. It is a duty in solidarity and charity; it is also an obligation in justice if the prosperity of the rich nations has come from resources that have no been paid for fairly"(Catechism of the Catholic Church/Paragraph 2439)

    (ii)His views on Gay people:

    "They must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided"(Catechism of the Catholic Church/paragraph 2358)

    (iii)His views on other religions:

    "The church therefore urges its sons and daughters to enter with prudence and charity into discussions and collaboration with members of other religions. Let Christians, while witnessing to their own faith and way of life, acknowledge, preserve and encourage the spiritual and moral truths found among non-Christians, together with their faith and culture"(Nostra Aetate/Second Vatican Council).

    Everything the Pope says and teachings from his statements on Capitalism, to the Environment, to Gay people, previous Popes have said it and it's in Catholic Social Teaching. What's different is he is emphasizing the parts of Catholic Social Teaching that are either ignored or people don't know that much about. Namely Solidarity and the Preferential Option for the Poor.

    Source(s): Anglican Christian
  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Did your mother drop you on your head?

  • Colin
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Do ursines evacuate their bowels in arboreal environments?

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Yes

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  • Peter
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    He says he is, but there's no way of knowing for sure.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Probably. It would be tough to fake it that far.

  • 3 years ago

    No, that pope his bishops and most of his priets are not cathlic at all. The catholics are only the members who are ripped off for their money.

  • 3 years ago

    Nope -- He is a liberal in sheep's clothing by day, and a closet muslim by night just like obama.

  • 3 years ago

    lol - "Is the Pope a catholic?"

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    The Pope is the worst kind of heretic.

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