Earlier today, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, became the 266th pope. He is the first from the America’s and the first in 12 centuries not chosen from Europe. He will henceforth be known as Francis.
Pope Francis has opposed abortion, gay marriage and the ordination of women. In 2010, he called a government-supported law to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples as “a war against God.”
He has called same sex marriage “demonic in origin”; he’s described pro-choice as a "culture of death”; he’s opposed the free distribution of contraceptives to prevent disease in Argentina and he has also insisted that adoption by homosexuals is a “form of discrimination against children”.
The church elected another true visionary.
Good luck with all that, sir.
In other news today, one cardinal elector, former archbishop of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger M. Mahony reached a “just in time” settlement of almost $10 million for covering up decades of child sexual abuse cases.
Cardinal Mahony took $10 million from the the collection plate to buy off the charges and then flew to Rome to vote for the new Pope.
I wonder when Francis might have anything to say about that.