Pope Francis' Views On Climate Change, Abortion Spark Debate Among Catholics
In a landmark encyclical, Pope Francis spoke out about climate change: He thinks it’s man-made. He’s also spoken about income inequality and offered forgiveness to women who have had abortions.
Those are views normally out of step with more conservative Catholics. But a new poll from The New York Times and CBS News says the pope is becoming more popular, even among conservatives.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Robert Royal, founder of the Faith & Reason Institute, about American Catholics’ view of the pope.
- Robert Royal, founder and president of Faith & Reason Institute and editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing. He tweets @RobertSRoyal.
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