The two men in the picture probably had a lot to do with the vote in Ireland. I find them more convincing that the tired words and language of the Pope.
What, I wonder, is Pope Francis thinking about right now following the referendum in Ireland of May 22, when Ireland became the very first of the world’s nations to approve same sex marriage by popular vote?
Change has to be on his mind. For what happened in Ireland was that the people, 1,201,607, or 62% of them, voted to make gay marriage legal.
Pope Francis waving to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban, Philippines, on January 17, 2015.
I don’t know what the Pope is thinking about. I would hope that he is thinking about change. For he would do well to go along with change because it’s going to happen no matter what he does or says.
As to what he said, here are his own words regarding same sex unions while visiting in the Philippines, the most catholic country of Asia: (See Zach Noble’s article in The Blaze)
“Same-sex unions threaten to disfigure God’s plan for creation,” Pope Francis said, while urging Filipinos to resist the “ideological colonization that threatens the family.”