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theatlantic:

Meet Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis I

Francis is believed to be the first Jesuit to serve as pope. According to NBC News, he is also likely the first pope with only one lung, having had one removed as a teenager following an infection.
As you might expect, his views on broader subjects is fairly orthodox, earning, for example, a rebuke from Argentina’s prime minister after suggesting that gay adoption discriminate against children.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]


I’m going to have to read more about Francis I before I give a full opinion but here are my initial thoughts:
YAY JESUIT!
BOO on his views about homosexuality (especially gay marriage and adoption) 
YAY social justice focus, especially poverty
NOT COOL about pro-choice rhetoric 
I’m also happy it’s not a non-European, new perspectives are desperately needed now.
I keep seeing stories about his role during the dirty war in Argentina…this troubling but needs more investigation. 
So it’s a mixed bag so far. Let’s see what he can do.

theatlantic:

Meet Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis I

Francis is believed to be the first Jesuit to serve as popeAccording to NBC News, he is also likely the first pope with only one lung, having had one removed as a teenager following an infection.

As you might expect, his views on broader subjects is fairly orthodox, earning, for example, a rebuke from Argentina’s prime minister after suggesting that gay adoption discriminate against children.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

I’m going to have to read more about Francis I before I give a full opinion but here are my initial thoughts:

  • YAY JESUIT!
  • BOO on his views about homosexuality (especially gay marriage and adoption) 
  • YAY social justice focus, especially poverty
  • NOT COOL about pro-choice rhetoric 
  • I’m also happy it’s not a non-European, new perspectives are desperately needed now.
  • I keep seeing stories about his role during the dirty war in Argentina…this troubling but needs more investigation. 

So it’s a mixed bag so far. Let’s see what he can do.