A girl with Down syndrome got up during a service & went toward the Pope. Security men quickly moved in to take her back to her mom. The Pope stopped them & said to her "come sit next to me.” She then sat down near him and he continued his homily, holding her hands.

A girl with Down syndrome got up during a service & went toward the Pope. Security men quickly moved in to take her back to her mom. The Pope stopped them & said to her "come sit next to me.” She then sat down near him and he continued his homily, holding her hands.

"Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven."

Classy move, your holiness.

I think we finally have a good pope. He seems like he genuinely believes in more than money. Which I think the church has been obsessed with for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

Yep, am atheist but think the pope is one of the most genuinely decent people on the planet.

Before anyone comes in here spouting how he’s actually a shitty dude who has backwards beliefs, remember that he’s still the leader of a very old faith. The very fact that he is calling for people to treat gays, lesbians and trans people with love and compassion is a massive step forward.

By his actions, he is leading a historically close minded group of people to be more open and loving to their fellow man. Not by leaps and bounds by any means, but it’s still forward progress. Even if I’m not religious, I’ll still stand behind anyone who is trying to do what he is doing.

I agree! Over and over again, he shows he is a Jesuit, and he shows why he chose the name Francis. BTW, I'm atheist also.

I grew up catholic. Went to a catholic school and all of that. Realized when I was a teenager, that religion had made people greedy. I’ve spent a lot of time hoping to find faith. No luck. But I’m happy with my beliefs. But this guy just seems different than any of the other popes I’ve had in my lifetime or that I’ve read about.

He is an awesome man.

That’s a stretch. Some men have committed murder does that make every man a killer?

I am far from religious, further from the Catholic Church but not every member of the church is a pedo

IMO the current pope is the best one that I’ve seen in my lifetime, and maybe ever. I hear nothing but amazing kind acts that he does and he seems intelligent and compassionate

This is sweet.

It’s sad how abused by other members of the clergy can make this seem inappropriate