July 16, 2014
"Rightly or wrongly, Francis is increasingly regarded by celebrities as one of them and this has fostered the admiration of some unlikely fans."
from Catholic Herald – "Meet the Pope’s unlikely celebrity fans: The rich and famous are lavishing praise on the Pope."
The article above written by Madelein Teahan celebrates Pope Francis being celebrated by numerous celebrities.
Here are some quotes about Pope Francis by some well-known people:
Elton John – Singer
"He's excited me so much by his humanity and taking everything down to the humility of faith…it's all basically about love and taking everybody in inclusiveness," Elton John said that gay members of the clergy should be able to wed and that he believed Jesus Christ would be in favour of gay marriage, which became legal in Britain in March. "If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him… saying this could not happen, He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together and that is what the Church should be about."
Russell Crowe – Actor
"Look I’m not Catholic, I’ve never felt any connection with any previous pope, but I like this guy! He’s changing the tone of the way you regard the Pope, and I think it is a magnificent thing."
Rupert Murdock – FOX – Media Mogul
"Pope Francis setting great example in humility and thought provoking open thinking. Really refreshing"
Chris Rock – Comedian
"I might be crazy but I got this weird feeling that the new Pope might be the greatest man alive. This new Pope is like the Floyd Mayweather (boxer) of popes"
Jane Fonda – Activist, Actress
"Gotta love new Pope. He cares about poor, hates dogma."
'Snooki' Polizzi – Reality 'Star'
"Yay for Pope Bergoglio!! He’s adorable."
Jimmy Kimmel – Late Night TV Host
"More like Pope Fran…tastic!"
Bill Maher – Comedian, Atheist Activist
"..you know people always say when somebody says something obvious, ‘Oh is the pope Catholic?’ I think he might not be. I think the pope might be an atheist like I think Obama is."
We might recall the words of Saint James:
"You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God."