I am not Catholic. In fact, I’m not really religious at all (my theology is something I can only explain over beers so if you’re curious, buy me a few and I’m sure you’ll hear more than you ever wanted to hear). I did not agree with this Pope or the Church on many things but it’s still a sad day. He spoke out against the death penalty and worked for peace in the world and I respect and support that.
Trying to explain this to Jack has been interesting. Thankfully, he has a 5 year old’s attention span:
Jack: “Why did the Pope die?”
Us: “He was very old and sick and it was his time.”
Jack: “Where did the Pope die?”
Us: “In the Vatican, the city in Italy where he lived.”
Jack: “Is there such a thing as space monsters?”