The thing is, did PNoy lie before the Pope? Did he speak with invented facts and innuendos just so he can hug the limelight for himself? Or did he simply talk of the truth? And I'm not talking about the truth that you or I agree or disagree with I'm talking about the truth in PNoy's own perspective. It was his observation and if he think that he needs the Pope to hear it, hey, to whom you can confide the truth better than the Pope?
I'm not defending PNoy for there are people who can do that better than me. And it's not my business to shield anyone from blame or criticism. My business is to present the other side of the equation. My focus is on the criticisms of what PNoy has done in the presence of the Pope.
So what if he talked politics? He's a politician. He did not talk about pure church matters nor even point a finger to the Vatican. He merely talked about his experience and observation (and also frustration maybe) with church people who he praised in past works and also chided for what he perceives as its silence from past abuses. What's wrong with that?
Have you heard/read the political speeches of Pope Francis made both in the past and present? Have you read his scathing criticisms of the Vatican bureaucracy? Of the 'haggard' Europe? About Brazil's church for 'exodus' of the Catholic followers? About Italian mafia? His criticisms on this and that matter or issue, etc.?
You think the Pope was shocked hearing those things from PNoy? I'm not saying stop the hypocrisy.
Just stop it, please.
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