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Pope Francis Is a Good Man for All Religions

01/09/2014 10:35 pm ET | Updated Mar 11, 2014
  • Kirk Douglas Actor, author of 10 books and a book of poems "Life Could Be Verse” published by HCI, December 2014

I am a Jew who loves the Pope. I have always said, "don't be too religious." However, Pope Francis is a good man for all religions. He is a humble person who identifies with the poor.

Those qualities are how the Pope has conducted his papacy so far. During his New Year's Day message he encouraged us all to "search for peace" and "build a society that is truly more just and united." He reprimanded a German bishop for his lavish spending. And, when asked about his views on same-sex marriage he responded, "Who am I to judge?" He has made hard decisions while also being kind and loving to those in need.

He is a man who wants us to understand each other no matter what our differences may be and to do our best to help one another. And that is the core of what every religion should be.