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-- Francis getting the rock star treatment in Brazil his final mass in the bustling coastal city of Rio de Janeiro -- about three million worshippers.
That is reportedly one of the biggest turnouts for a papal mass in recent history.
Father Jonathan Morris is a Fox News religion contributor thank you for being with us send out the Pope making some headlines this morning -- we'll get to a just a moment but first.
-- about this -- is being called the rock star Pope but you wouldn't characterize it that well exactly.
I mean it is impressive to see those those images on the beach for that's a four mile stretch.
The official numbers out of city hall of Rio -- Janeiro -- 3.2 million young people think about what.
Rock band was sport sporting team what any any.
And cause whatsoever can bring that many young people together I would say.
And nothing so it's you rock star -- I never seen him just a few months ago and the Vatican before he was Pope walking across Saint Peter's Square.
Yeah it was flocking to him up.
-- just a few months before -- he was taking the local -- in in in Argentina and when societies where he lived.
So it's not that he's just this rock star personality.
And -- has a pulpit a huge pull them out of people who are seeking -- spirituality.
And then he's speaking -- very simple very straightforward way in calling all of us to task to -- the basics of christianity.
And living -- himself as you say very much and no frills lifestyle for this -- so as I mentioned die he made some news today the Pope.
We'll look at two this one of the moment where he was criticizing the church for the status quo but that is a quote I wanna get too.
For comment that he made today if -- -- a quote where he's talking about homosexuality.
And he says quote if someone is gay and you searches for the lord and has goodwill.
Who am I to judge and this is seen as a departure from Benedict who signed a document.
Saying man with homosexual tendencies should not be priests.
The knee and making this up maybe more than it is you think.
-- Front headline of Huffington Post right now says breakthrough Colin.
Pope is OK with gays.
The Pope has always been okay with every single human being.
Because goddess and so yes I think he does explain -- become very compassionate direct way.
That we should love everyone and every single person's dignity that's not saying that the Pope is OK with every type of behavior including homosexual behavior.
And so I think in and the API think totally mess -- up his -- quote.
I mean this from the AP Francis -- -- was much more conciliatory saying gays should be forgiven and their sins forgotten.
Wolf -- we don't need to be forgiven for being game.
We only -- forgiven for -- percent.
And -- so I think it's just poor reporting yes I think it's a breakthrough in the sense that the Pope does is reaching out to all people saying.
Com and turned to her friendship with god.
But is is it isn't suggesting that somehow there's a conflict between Pope Frances and Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul the second and that 2000 years of biblical teaching.
All right we have to leave it there father Jonathan -- thank you as always thank you --
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