Despite the Pope coming out and blaspheming the Lord by telling the world that Jesus failed at the Cross, Author and Lakewood megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen expressed excitement over Pope Francis’ visit to the United States this week and believes the pontiff is a “man of the people” who is focused on inclusion. Osteen spoke with The Christian Post this week where he shared his thoughts on the pontiff. “I like the Pope. I like that he’s making the Catholic Church more open to bring people in and not exclude them. He’s a man of the people. I like what he stands for — humility, reaching out to others and he’s not so formal that people can’t relate to him,” said Osteen to CP.
The mega pastor appreciates Pope Francis’ ability to reach out to all types of people by making himself relatable. Pope Francis washes the feet of the disabled, kisses paraplegics and willingly steps out of the comforts many other Catholic Church leaders have enjoyed, including boarding inside the Vatican’s apostolic palace. The pope’s visit to the U.S. this week marks his first-ever, and the pontiff has already visited Washington D.C. and New York City. He will also travel to Philadelphia before the end of his trip. FULL REPORT