There are times when I am very proud indeed to be a Catholic and this is one of them:
The call was the latest in a string of ‘one to ones’ Pope Francis has had with general members of the public and once again underlined his attempts at being a more human and in-touch pontiff after the ‘stuffy’ years of his predecessor Benedict XVI.
Anna, from Arezzo near Florence, central Italy, had written to Pope Francis earlier this summer to describe her turmoil at having discovered she was pregnant by a man, who unknown to her, was already married with a child and who demanded she terminate the pregnancy.
In her letter she described to the Pope her dilemma and said to him: ‘I have never been lucky with men, I married when I was young and then things didn’t work out and I got divorced. I then had a few brief relationships until I met a man who I thought was the man of my dreams.
Go here to read the rest at the Mail Online. Some I assume will say that a pope should have better things to do with his time, and a pope does have many pressing and important tasks to perform. However, what often is remembered about a pope is not the encyclicals written or the diplomacy performed or the liturgy changed, all certainly very important, but when a Pope does something that demonstrates the love of Christ, and this action by the Pope certainly fits squarely in that category.