|Pope Francis and the president at the White House, |
the interpreter between them. AFP/Getty.
God's Interpreter on Earth is a little Latino guy
|From the balcony of the US Capitol. AFP/Getty.|
"God Bless America."
I have never, ever been so moved at anyone saying "God Bless America," as I was when I heard the Pope say it. He said it so meaningfully, so sincerely, with a passion, with deep appreciation and a beautiful smile. He said it as if he were really asking God to bless this country, to bless its ideals, to bless its diverse people. When the Pope said "God Bless America" after his speech at the White House and after his speech to the US Congress, it was actually thrilling. If anyone can pray for us, and get God to listen, it's Pope Francis.