The Common Good

Pope Francis 'Reminds Us Of Christ' Says US Evangelical

Source: Ekklesia
Date: December 20, 2013

Pope Francis, whose comments and actions have produced apoplexy among the US religious right, including Tea Party favourite Sarah Palin, "reminds me of Jesus", says a leading evangelical.

The comments come in a Facebook post by Jim Wallis, founder and leader of the Sojourners magazine and community in Washington DC, a pastor and proponent of non-partisan progressive evangelicalism.

"Pope Francis reminds me of Jesus, calling us again to a deeper relationship with Christ," Wallis says. "When he invites homeless men to have breakfast with him on his 77th birthday, or provides a chair and food for the Swiss Guard outside his room, he reminds us of Christ.