According to the Pope, the worst problems in the world today are poverty, corruption and human trafficking. He also expressed his astonishment when he read about what people spend money on. “After food, clothing and medicine,” he said, “the fourth item is cosmetics and the fifth is pets. That’s serious.”
In fact, for an “environmental pope,” Francis seems to think that people pay altogether too much attention to pets.
“Care for pets is like programmed love,” he said. “I can program the loving response of a dog or a cat, and I don’t need the experience of a human, reciprocal love.”
The Pope said this kind of trade-off is “worrisome.”
Now if the Pope would just fess up to the whole thing, acknowledge where these “new” ideas are coming from, take off the Halloween costume and simply tell people that they’d be much better off studying the spiritual teaching and Billy Meier’s information, etc., it wouldn’t take another 800 years to turn this mess around.