>>Francis is pathetic. First he brings Islam into an Easter ceremony, then he visits illegal alien Muslim invaders on an Italian island - expressing solidarity with them; and now he bows to a Muslim woman and wife to the alleged descendant of Mohammed. Is this the end times?<<
I fully agree with Mrs. Don-o’s position that he is hoping for Jordanian support and perhaps Pope Francis could be showing the world that Catholics and Muslims can get along just fine which could lead to more Muslims converting to Christianity.
The fact that he didn’t show any bowing to the husband speaks loudly, IMO.
I also agree with Mrs. Don-o’s fine analysis. Additionally, I happen to think that this Pope’s background has had a huge influence as well. He was raised in an area of Argentina in the days when people were far more formal (in many cases...they still are). It has been part of the culture there for a very long time. I am sure that his bow was showing deference for her position as well as demonstrating the respect that should be given to women.
I see a great deal of criticism of this Pope from people who don’t seem the least bit Christian in their opinions...whether they call themselves liberal or conservative...or even (sadly) Catholic.
Without the Jordanian royals' support, these Assyrian Orthodox and Chaldean Catholic refugees are dead meat.
This is so much more serious than the FReeper LoFo refrain of "Poopy Ol' Pope bows to ragheads."