Open Tabernacle – Here Comes Everybody (blog)
November 25, 2019
By Betty Clermont
Pres. Donald J. Trump is more admired than Pope Francis in a worldwide poll.
Trump is ranked at No. 14, Pope Francis at No. 15 as the world’s most admired man in 2019, according to YouGov’s annual study “of which public figures the people of our planet look up to.” The study “covers the views of people in 41 countries with more than 42,000 people being interviewed to compile the list.”
Contributions made by individual Catholics around the world for Pope Francis’ charities have “plunged amid the sex abuse crisis” according to author, Gianluigi Nuzzi. While the collection totaled €378 million in 2013, the first year of this pope’s reign, as reported by Emiliano Fittipaldi, the donations have “plummeted to €70 million in 2016 and may now be less than €60 million,” according to Nuzzi.
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