Pope’s focus on climate change during US visit has many scratching their heads

President Obama and Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ historic visit and speech to a joint session of Congress later this month will be met with some opposition, surprising as that may be to some.

Arizona Republican Paul Gosar will be boycotting the Pope’s visit because of the Pope’s planned topic of interest, climate change. “At this pivotal mo­ment in world his­tory, His Holi­ness, Pope Fran­cis, is in­tend­ing to spend the ma­jor­ity of his time on one of the world’s greatest stages fo­cus­ing on cli­mate change,” Gos­ar writes. “If the Pope plans to spend the ma­jor­ity of his time ad­voc­at­ing for flawed cli­mate-change policies, then I will not at­tend.”

Many Conservatives and Republicans are not too thrilled that Pope Francis speaks against some of the fundamental ideologies that Americans embrace, such as capitalism. Since being appointed in 2013, Francis has spoken openly about his disdain for it, instead favoring communism. He recently called capitalism the “dung of the devil” saying that the most vulnerable people of society need to be protected from its impact.

The problem is that there are a lot of Catholics and non-Catholics alike that feel there are issues that should be addressed by a man of his position and climate change shouldn’t be one of them.

Recent revelation of Planned Parenthood representatives discussing the sale of fetus’ is one thing that would certainly be fitting for a Pope to call evil. However, he has chosen instead to speak on the changing weather which leaves many scratching their heads asking, why?

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