I am truly impressed, surprised and overjoyed at how many atheists have taken Pope Francis into their hearts:
The first comment:
“…I may be an atheist, but there’s something about Pope Francis that makes me want to be Catholic. He’s so inspiring…”
I find this so awesome!!! All he is doing is being a sterling example of Christian charity and love, as Pope Leo XIII once said:
“…The maternal love of the Catholic Church embraces all people…It is the industrious guardian of the teachings of its Founder [Jesus] who, by His words and those of the apostles, taught men the fraternal necessity which unites the whole world. From Him we recall that everybody has sprung from the same source, was redeemed by the same ransom, and is called to the same eternal happiness…”
- Pope Leo XIII, CATHOLICAE ECCLESIAE, 1890
Francis lives, breathes and exemplifies this.