- Sep 20, 2020
One of the things the Catholic hierarchy struggles with is the large number of people who have left the Church, not necessarily for another faith, but for nothing. These ‘post-Christians’ are growing in what used to be strongholds of the Church in the U.S. like Boston.
Pope Francis’s appeal in the US keeps rising, approaching the popularity of John Paul II according to a Pew survey. Seven in ten Americans are drawn in by the pope’s low-key personality, while it’s his openness and advocacy for the peripheries that might be winning him the favor of “religious nones.”