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Enumerati

Pope Takes 12 Syrian Refugees to Vatican City

12

Number of Syrian refugees Pope Francis brought to Vatican City, that country he runs, following a visit to Lesbos, Greece, “a waypoint for hundreds of thousands of refugees escaping violence across the Middle East.” The three Muslim families will now be in the care of the Vatican, according to the National Catholic Reporter.

Verbatim

Pope Francis: Trump Is Not a Christian

A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.

— Pope Francis on Wednesday suggesting that Donald J. Trump ‘is not Christian’ because of the harshness of his campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border,” the New York Times reports.

Enumerati

Trump Comes inThird on Gallup’s ‘Most Admired’ Men List

3rd

Where Donald Trump placed on Gallup’s “Most Admired” poll, after Barack Obama (1st) and Pope Francis (2nd). Hillary Clinton placed first on the Most Admired Women for the 20th time in a row.

News & Comment

Pope Endorses Anti-Gay Bigot, Ends U.S. Visit on Sour Note

Kim Davis, left, and Pope Francis
Kim Davis, left, and Pope Francis

New pope, same as the old pope.

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Verbatim

Pope Francis Is a Democrat!

Catholic Republicans are developing a pope problem. Earlier this month, Francis recognized Palestinian statehood. This summer, he’s going to issue an encyclical condemning environmental degradation. And in September, just as the GOP primary race heats up, Francis will travel to Washington to address Congress on climate change. … Francis may be popular with the general public, but key Republican primary constituencies — hawks, climate-change skeptics and religious conservatives, including some Catholics, are wary of the pope’s progressivism.

Politico

Verbatim

Pope Supports Pay Equality for Women

Why is it expected that women must earn less than men? No! They have the same rights. The disparity is a pure scandal.

— Pope Francis, backing equal pay for men and women who perform the same work, according to the National Catholic Reporter.

Poetic Justice

The Great Negotiator

The new Cuba deal gives Marco Rubio fits.
He says Obama negotiates like a half-wit.
But truth be told,
Obama didn’t fold.
It was Pope Francis who made him do it.

Verbatim

Pope Not Bothered by ‘Marxist’ Label

Marxist ideology is wrong. But in my life I have known many Marxists who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.

— Pope Francis, in an interview with La Stampa, responding to conservatives — chief among them Rush Limbaugh — who say he’s a Marxist.

Poetic Justice

Those Red Shoes

We’ve always known Rush Limbaugh is racist,
And he’s proved time and again he’s sexist.
But he jumped the shark
And broke the bounds of snark
When he called Pope Francis a Marxist.

Poetic Justice

Pope’s No Dope

Pope Francis is cool — his own luggage he carries,
And he eschews limos for cabs, buses or ferries.
And when it comes to celibacy
He’s got some flexibility,
He’s willing to talk about priests getting married!