Former US President Al Gore Could ‘Become Catholic’ Because Pope Francis Preaches Climate Change
Former vice president al gore told cnn that he would consider converting to catholicism because of the witness of pope francis, particularly in the area of environmental concern.
“I’m a Protestant, but I’ll tell you, because of Pope Francis, I really could become a Catholic. He is really an amazing spiritual leader,” Gore told Father John S. Rausch, who appeared with him on CNN Tuesday as part of a climate change town hall event.
Gore, who was raised a Southern Baptist, went on to recommend that people of all faith traditions read Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical letter Laudato Si, “which really addressed the question that you’re asking here.”
“There are many who are living in poverty, and they’re not only living in poverty, they’re living right next to polluted streams and mountains that have been destroyed,” Rausch said.