Pope Francis has been Pope since March 19, 2013, and already has captured the attention of the secular media big time. He is often in the national news. Reporters cannot get enough of him. Sometimes, their interpretation of what he says can be slightly off, but in the video below, Lino Rulli, host of “The Catholic Guy” heard across North America on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, explains why he thinks that is less important than the fact that their reporting is positive and upbeat. Do you agree?
In the 14th Annual review of words in English on the Internet, conducted by Global Language Monitor, a Texas-based company that tracks top talkers on the web, Pope Francis turns out to be the most popular person on the Internet and @Pontifex is fourth most popular word in 2013. Here’s a summary of the report from RomeReports.com.
Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-editor, reported on November 7, following the picture of Pope Francis embracing the disfigured man going viral, that Catholics are not the only ones praising Pope Francis. Many atheists are deeply touched by his humanity and compassion and expressing their affection for him on Twitter.
This is all quite amazing. What do you make of it?
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