By Kirk Douglas
Those qualities are how the Pope has conducted his papacy so far. During his New Year’s Day message he encouraged us all to “search for peace” and “build a society that is truly more just and united.” He reprimanded a German bishop for his lavish spending. And, when asked about his views on same-sex marriage he responded, “Who am I to judge?” He has made hard decisions while also being kind and loving to those in need.
He is a man who wants us to understand each other no matter what our differences may be and to do our best to help one another. And that is the core of what every religion should be.