“Pope Francis is a genuinely good and compassionate man. For that reason he is admired by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. That is why during his visit to the United States, as he spoke about a host of important social and economic issues, his words found receptive ears even among those who disagree with his positions,” says Dan Stein in a new op-ed in The Hill.
“Prominent among the topics he touched upon in his address to Congress, was his plea that the United States and other developed nations admit more immigrants. While the pope’s exhortation that we “treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated,” should be universally embraced, his assertion that “We must not be taken aback by their numbers,” is problematic.”