And he looked back on the huge crowds and cheering reception during his stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
How this message of hope and compassion contrasts with contributors to HAS who are virtually saying nobody should have the right to disturb their comfortable lifestyles.
HollywoodLifers – what did you think of the Pope’s visit?
The United States Secret Service said the pope’s visit to Philadelphia was its largest National Security Special Event in its history.
People hugged and greeted each other, talked happily and cheered with zeal when Pope Francis arrived in his Popemobile to celebrate Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday afternoon.
The synod comes two months after the Pope said divorced people who have remarried “are still part of the Church” and should not be treated as if they have been excommunicated or cast out. He also remarked about how different each of the cities were that he had visited. “I’ve suffered a lot for being undocumented, because 20 years ago, I left my daughter in Mexico and I have not seen her since”.
He said the pope’s words were merely window dressing for the wider problem of inaction by the church. “I kind of figured he saw Michael because I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s coming over here!’ I’m just so happy”. As the motorcade passed, “even the police moved to the side so that I could give him the gift”, she said. He makes little jokes in his speaking. “But it was exciting watching him pass by”.
In Philadelphia, the Vatican said more than a million people poured onto the streets to watch his farewell Mass – more than double the number who turned out to attend a service led by John Paul II in 1979.
“The urgent challenge of protecting our home includes the effort to bring the entire human family together in the pursuit of a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change”.
The entire encounter was caught on video, which showed that Pope Francis did spot the tyke from afar, thanks to the baby’s striking white outfit and his guardian’s repeated efforts to raise the child up for better visibility. “Especially being this close to him”. This is the reason, he said, why families are called the “true domestic churches”.
“When he came over to Mikey, it was just something to see”, she said. So it begs the question as to why they have never before embraced a Pope in this fashion.
Members are calling it a quote “awesome and inspiring” experience.