Upon hearing the news, I couldn't help but wonder if the beloved Pope might ditch his security detail, and roam the streets of Philadelphia to help the poor.
When the story first broke about the Pope's nocturnal outings in Rome, the world smiled at his renegade goodwill. What could be more touching than a Pope with such sincerity?
Whether we're agnostic or practice a different religion, we can embrace this Pope for his goodness. His visit in September of 2015 will be a much publicized, cultural affair that will transcend religion. We can begin acquainting ourselves with this daring, good deed Pope by perusing the following quotes:
"Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge, nor reason."
"A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just."
"We all have the duty to do good."
"We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace."