Words of a Future Pope

When Pope Francis was the cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires he said:

“The loss of credibility in the political arena must be reversed because politics is a very elevated form of social charity. Social love is expressed in political activity for the common good.”

These words are very much like what the Second Vatican Council said about politics:

“Great care must be taken about civic and political formation, which is of the utmost necessity today for the population as a whole, and especially for youth, so that all citizens can play their part in the life of the political community.”