PopeWatch in many months of closely observing the words and actions of Pope Francis has reached a few firm conclusions, the most notable being that anyone who thinks he or she has this pope all figured out is badly mistaken. A prime example of this was at a stadium filled with Catholic charismatics yesterday in Rome:
This was Francis’ response to the words pronounced by a young bride who greeted Francis on behalf of all families. “Let us pray to the Lord and ask him to protect the family in the crisis with which the devil wants to destroy it,” the Pope said. “Families are the domestic church where Jesus grows in the love of a married couple, in the lives of their children. This is why the devil attacks the family so much,” Francis explained. The devil doesn’t want it and tries to destroy it. The devil tries to make love disappear from there.”
Go here to read the rest at Vatican Insider. The contradictions in the language and actions of Pope Francis can be intensely frustrating, but they must be examined carefully for anyone wishing to try to understand this pontificate. Hence PopeWatch.