Pope Francis has expressed his displeasures on some policies adopted by the administration of President Barack Obama of United States of America. The Pontiff frowns at the Same-sex marriage and the raging crisis of immigrants in Europe and parts of America.
Speaking at a gathering of about 11,000 guests at an elaborate ceremony on South Lawn of the White House, he says: “I would like all men and women of good will in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of development.” The Pope added that religious liberty is one of America’s most precious possessions that must be defended from all threats.
However, the Pontiff applauded President Obama’s efforts on climate change and rebuilding ties with Cuba after more than half a century of estrange relationship between both countries. “It seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation. When it comes to the care of our ‘common home,’ we are living at a critical moment of history,” he said.
Meanwhile, the US President acknowledged the views of the Pope about global issues. He says: “In these gentle but firm reminders of our obligations to God and to one another, you are shaking us out of complacency. All of us may, at times, experience discomfort when we contemplate the distance between how we lead our daily lives and what we know to be true and right. But I believe such discomfort is a blessing, for it points to something better. You shake our conscience from slumber; you call on us to rejoice in Good News, and give us confidence that we can come together, in humility and service, and pursue a world that is more loving, more just, and more free.”