Short Memories

Pope Francis, scaring the crap out of Republicans since 2013.

Pope Francis, scaring the crap out of Republicans since 2013.

It’s funny how the same people bitching about Pope Francis being “too politically involved for a religious leader” for preaching about climate change and compassion and justice for the the poor were (or would have been) the same people cheering John Paul II when he worked against the Soviet Bloc and preached against South African Apartheid.

Pope John Paul II meets with Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, center right, in 1983 at the Vatican. The prominent Anglican archbishop will turn 80 Oct. 7.(CNS photo/Giancarlo Giuliani, Catholic Press Photos) (Sept. 30, 2011) See PROFILE-TUTU Sept. 30, 2011.

Pope John Paul II meets with Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, center right, in 1983 at the Vatican.

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