I used to imagine that Jorge Bergoglio, even though he’s proven himself to be a terrible pope, would probably make for a pretty decent neighbor.
Man… what was I thinking?
The story he told during his in-flight press conference on Sunday about the pregnant woman he reprimanded tells me that the image of this man as kindly and warm is as much illusion as reality.
In the video below, in addition to providing some commentary to that end, I’ve included a brief video clip showing the pope telling that story. Even if you don’t speak Italian, notice his expression as he recounts that shameful tale. The contempt is palpable. Take a look for yourself.
I wonder… could that contempt be coming from his having pegged her as one of those “neo-Pelagians”?
In any event, I’ll keep the neighbors I have, thank you very much.