THE LATEST edition of TIME magazine displays Pope Francis with the headline, "The People's Pope." However, this is only on the European, Asian, African and South American Editions. Both editions show black with white silhouettes. This is probably a play on racism.The Trayvon Martin case has dominated the North American media. Here, a young man, age 17, was shot and killed by a Hispanic security man. The American public has come out in protest over the not-guilty verdict of the Hispanic George Zimmerman. They say that his force against the Afro-American youth was due to racial stereotyping and that he deserved punishment for this murder. However, supporters of Zimmerman say he acted in self defense against the youth who incited the violent encounter.The Time magazine reporter, Ishaan Tharoor, wrote the article on Pope Francis. Here is an excerpt from "A Pope for the Poor"
Brazil may prove to be a showcase for the powers of this humble Pope and the fresh face he is putting on the ancient papacy. In this, the most populous of Catholic countries on the most Catholic of continents, he faces in microcosm the challenges the church is confronted with around the world: the magnetism of Protestant evangelism and the temptations of secular culture. And it is in this enormous Latin American nation that the Pope of the poor may just begin to have the destabilizing influence that John Paul II had in Eastern Europe: to turn the tide against the rivals of the church and re-establish its primacy in places where it once held incontestable sway.(Image source: GOOGLE/ TIME/SPAZIANI/VEASEY )
(Read the Time article at: http://world.time.com/2013/07/18/cover-story-a-pope-for-the-poor/#ixzz2ZeCn4N8C)