I thought this was interesting reading and echoes my views on Pope Francis and why I like him. I find Catholicism more appealing because of him.
A couple of excerpts:
“*Accordingly, Protestants and Catholics alike see Francis as a transparent, down-to-earth kind of servant who prefers washing the feet of prison inmates to the traditional pomp and circumstance of the Vatican. Such qualities resonate with evangelicals who generally see themselves as egalitarian and pietistic”.
“Another feature of Pope Francis that commends him to many Protestants is his personal identification with charismatic renewal*”.
"Unity in the Spirit among “those who have been born again” is a central impulse of his (Pope Francis’) ecumenical engagement with evangelical Protestants.
My personal opinion:
Pope Francis embodies a real and vibrant faith, which he lives out on a daily basis.I respect and admire that very much. I also like the way he reaches out to non-Catholic Christians in Christian unity and brotherhood and does not condemn them.
In short, he is the real deal.