Pope Francis recently made headlines by asserting himself on the issue of climate change and by declaring that the Vatican recognizes Palestine as a separate state. Both issues are highly controversial, and each elicits strong emotional responses from both sides.
Meanwhile, the world and the Catholic Church were literally rocked by a vote in Ireland in which gay marriage won landslide support.
Perhaps the pope should be spending more time on strictly family and marriage issues and LESS time on political matters like climate change and the Middle East.
John W. Lillpop