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Pope Francis Continues to Be Great

Pope Francis Continues to Be Great

We do a lot of talking about Pope Francis around here, largely because he seems like such a genuine and kind person, one who never seems to run out of ways to demonstrate love to humanity. We have fun with all this, because it is fun to see, but we don’t mean to do so in a way that trivializes the many beautiful things the Pope finds it in himself to do. Today, he did something very simple, but it clearly came from a place of great love. After departing St. Peter’s Square following his general audience, he saw a severely disfigured man in the crowd. Unbidden, he climbed out of his vehicle, approached the man and, ignoring the innumerable boils covering the man’s face and neck, bent down to kiss him on the forehead and pray over him. That was that, and there’s not much to say about it, except to let it serve as a reminder to all of us …

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