Pope Francis

Letter to the Editor: Pope's visit was pure inspiration


Recently the United States welcomed Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church. Visits to Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia were carefully planned and as I listened to details of the trips I had some preconceived ideas. I expected sermons centered on established Catholic Doctrine with the Church's hierarchy being granted a center stage presence. I was wrong.

Pope Francis is the walking embodiment of humility, kindness, generosity and simplicity and while there is no doubt of the esteemed role he plays in the Catholic Church, this week we saw a very holy man embrace all Americans and consciously bring comfort to those on the periphery of everyday life,...