On Tuesday afternoon, Pope Francis will be greeted by President Obama at a military base just outside Washington, D.C. This is Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, and it's Obama's first time personally welcoming a foreign visitor upon arrival. The gesture comes as no surprise, though, as Obama considers Pope Francis a valuable ally, especially after Francis spoke out on issues including immigration, criminal justice reform and economic inequality. In fact, Obama isn't the only fan Pope Francis has won over. Several non-Catholic and non-religious people took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to share why they support Pope Francis.
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People love him for who he is, not just his religious beliefs:
He eases the divide between religious and non-religious beings:
He inspires people from a variety of backgrounds with different beliefs and values:
He provides hope for those frustrated with certain aspects of the Catholic Church:
He may not inspire religious beliefs in everyone, but he certainly proves himself as a leader:
And perhaps he just might inspire religious beliefs in some:
He strips away exterior issues and brings focus back to important matters at hand:
He bridges the divide between religious values and human values:
Because he accepts others, others accept him:
He also weighs in on important social issues:
He knows that the key to strength and acceptance is an open mind:
In the end, it all comes down to love:
And allowing love of humankind to spread acceptance and perspective:
Because the world can be a happier, better place with a little extra acceptance:
Pope Francis doesn't fear change. He embraces it:
By doing so, he changes the perspectives of others:
For more confessions about Pope Francis, check out Whisper.
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