Pope Francis is wiser, better and presumably grateful now that Justin Trudeau has bestowed a visit upon him. At least I gather as much from the Canadian media coverage.
Before they even met Monday, I read much commentary about what our prime minister would tell the Pope, including calling him on the carpet over Canada’s legacy of residential schools. It struck me as odd that a congregant in a great, venerable and hierarchical faith would meet with its head in order not to learn but to instruct, to preach the sermon not listen to it.
But apparently, I’m the weirdo.