Strangely enough, I am not a fan of the present Pope. He gives off the impression of saying the right thing, etc., but to me, he also represents a political leader who wishes to be all things to all men. As the spiritual leader of six million believers, he also seems to be something of a scientist, with definite views on such esoteric subjects as Climate Change to feel able to preach that immediate action is necessary to counter the ‘immediate threat’. He also feels it necessary to congratulate the Catholic Bishops as they continue to acquiesce in the wholesale breaking of Immigration Law, as the swarm of Latino migrants grows ever larger.
But I do wonder why this most political of Popes, while it being feversishly confirmed he has not adopted such outlandish causes as his homelands claim to to the Falkland Islands, was persuaded to hold a Malvinas poster, and bingo: the killer photo! I mean to say, the man can read, and he seemed to be listening quite intently to the (presumably) Argentinian and therefore very Malvinas-friendly people surrounding him. All he had to do was reject the poster, but, no, he both took it and held it; knowing that photographers from around the world catch every single motion he makes. Presumably a 99.8% poll outcome amongst the Falkland Islanders wasn’t sufficient to make the case, but an Argentinean President who is suffering from a massive decline in popularity might make him swing towards her viewpoint.
As for his reception at the United Nations, I do wonder how this man of God managed to keep his face straight whilst some so-called pop singer massacred John Lennon’s famously anti-religious song ‘Imagine’ with those telling words of the lyric which go:-
Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try
No hell below us Above us only sky
Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too
Imagine all the people, Living life in peace…..
Nothing to kill or die for: and no religion too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Welcome to New York, Your Holiness!