Pope’s positive message more likely to attract young minds

Pope Francis could turn out to be a potentially transformational pope, says William Haynes, a Richmond youth and writer, activist and performer.  Some of the Pope’s professed views on social issues challenge Catholic orthodoxy, and Haynes thinks this open-minded talk will earn the Catholic Church some newfound respect from youth.  By daring to be unorthodox, [Pope Francis] may yet succeed in bringing in a new generation of followers who see the value in a message of acceptance and inclusiveness, where they saw none in the narrow thinking and exclusivity of the past.”  Read the full commentary on Richmond Pulse.


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