Argentina’s former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, was known as a humble man and a dedicated servant to the poor. Like many Central and South America religious leaders in past decades, the new “Pope Francis” is said to have participated in liberal cultural-activism, known as “Liberation Theology.”
However, he is also known as a “social conservative” and an outspoken advocate for God’s design for marriage, as the union of one man and one woman. When a bill to redefine marriage was recently proposed in Argentina, the new Pope Francis reportedly called it “a destructive pretension against the plan of God.”
He went on to declare: “At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children, who will be discriminated against, in advance, and deprived of their human development, given by a father and mother and willed by God. At stake is a total rejection of God’s law, engraved in our hearts.”
May this new Church leader continue to speak prophetically to us all, from the powerful to the poorest among us, in these critical end times.