Glenn sent me a PM last night suggesting it might be a good idea on putting up a new forum on Pope Francis. Well of course for any Catholic forum it is a good idea to put up such a thing for the Pope. But for this Pope it seems especially apt. In the first place because he appears to be a really extraordinary reforming prelate doing so much in such a short time to increase the prestige of the Vatican and the Church. In the second place because he appears to be a saint , a very holy guy indeed. In the third because he has such charisma and interest, people, Catholics in particular are drawn to him and interested in all he says and gets up to. Another reason is that he is clearly such a strongly Marian Pope, clearly a Child of Mary and on a Marian Forum such as this he is a very attractive light. Lastly because he has come under attack for supposed, 'visionaries ' as anti-Christ and since this forum has a great interest in visions and the supernatural, supporting him will make up for this and contradict such nonsense as much as possible. Making up for these slanders at least a little. What better way to start the forum than to republish the now world famous photo of Good Pope Francis hugging the little boy with Cerebral Palsy?