Pope Francis has a Master’s degree! See why it’s controversial
Pope Francis, the current head of the Catholic Church, stirs up controversy with just about everything he has done.
This surprising news takes the cake.
He is a massive supporter of the scientific community, for good reason. A little known fact about the Pope is that he has a strong academic background, graduating from the University of Buenos Aires with a Master’s degree in chemistry! Some feel that this interest in science is at odds with the Catholic mission.
Another Jesuit member of the Catholic Church, Guy Consolmagno, explained his fascination with asteroids. Guy explained that studying science is like playing a puzzle with God, and it makes him feel as if he is interacting with the Creator!
Perhaps this explains Pope Francis’ religious views, as well as his fascination with science!
The Archdiocese of Boston joins all people of good will in expressing deep sorrow following the senseless acts of violence perpetrated at the Boston Marathon today. Our prayers and concern are with so many who experienced the trauma of these acts, most especially the loved ones of those who lives were lost and those who were injured, and the injured themselves.
The citizens of the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are blessed by the bravery and heroism of many, particularly the men and women of the police and fire departments and emergency services who responded within moments of these tragic events. Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino and Police Commissioner Davis are providing the leadership that will see us through this most difficult time and ensure that proper procedures are followed to protect the public safety.
In the midst of the darkness of this tragedy we turn to the light of Jesus Christ, the light that was evident in the lives of people who immediately turned to help those in need today. We stand in solidarity with our ecumenical and interfaith colleagues in the commitment to witness the greater power of good in our society and to work together for healing.