by Anura Guruge
Not even close. This pope is an Internet pope. If the Internet had been around when John XXIII reigned people would have gone ga-ga.
This pope, with his feet washing etc., is TRYING to emulate John XXIII.
He does NOT have John’s natural touch.
John, was a legend, especially for what he did for the Jews during WW II, before he became pope. Francis’ track record in Argentina has some major red flags when it comes to human rights!
He is NOT a natural. He is trying to play the part.
On April 27 this year, John will become Pope St. John XXIII. Francis has a long way to go.
Don’t get me wrong. Francis is a decent pope. A trillion times better than the previous German dandy. But lets NOT get carried away.
Francis, for those of us who have to read the chicken entrails daily, is still but words.
John was substance. John was action. By this stage of his papacy, John had called for Vatican II, created cardinals and made major structural changes. In contrast all we get from Francis is contradictory words.