As we all know, Pope Francis visited the United States after journeying to Cuba. His trip to America consisted of stops in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia.
What mattered most regarding this papal visit was the Pope’s political and scientific views, which are as follows:
— The Pope has brought up the subject of climate change, and has urged the United States Government and the United Nations to act on the matter. Thus, the Pope believes in global warming (i.e. man-made global warming). Never find the fact that it has been proven global warming is the result of solar activity, and that the Earth’s climate is also changing, hence periods of global warming and global cooling. It also must be noted that we appear to be in a period of global cooling.
— Pope Francis has also mentioned the issue of biodiversity (i.e. endangered species). But what he does not realize is that populations of various species (animals in particular) are pretty much stable. In fact, some of them have actually increased in number.
— The Pope has mentioned the issue of poverty, and has called upon world leaders to act on it. He should be told that charity is best done when it is carried out by the private sector, which in turn has an excellent track record in helping the poor. I sometimes wonder if the Pope feels people are not doing enough to help those who are less fortunate, because that is not true.
— Pope Francis has also called for world peace. Granted, his predecessors have done the same thing, but he should have focused on the actual aggressors, e.g. ISIS, Al Qaeda, and North Korea.
— The Pope has addressed the issue of immigration, including the refugees, and calling on the nations of the world to welcome them with open arms. What he needs to be aware of is that many of these immigrants enter various countries illegally, and that a significant portion of them have criminal or terrorist motives for doing so. As for the refugees, just how many of them are actually refugees?
— Europe is being overwhelmed by Muslim refugees, who in all likelihood will join the Muslims already living there to cause havoc and establish Sharia Law. The refugees who need to be given priority are the Christians fleeing ISIS.
Thus, as some individuals noted, the Pope should focus more on spiritual matters and less on political and scientific matters.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced he will resign next month. Although some people claim the Pope’s speech to Congress played a role in Boehner’s decision to resign, it is more likely that conservatives in the House were the real reason.