Vatican City, Apr 18, 2017 / 06:58 am
Just two months after Pope Francis faced intense backlash for his reforms when critical posters were plastered around Rome, a new set went up around the city over Easter, this time praising the Pope for his commitment to mercy and inclusion.
"Thank you Pope Francis! For your true Christian engagement with love and mercy, as demanded by Jesus so often in our Holy Bible."
This was the phrase written on some 300 posters that were hung April 14 around Rome's city center and near the Vatican, and which will remain until April 22.
Sponsored by The Global Tolerance Initiative, the posters referred to a website called "Love is Tolerance," which explained that Pope Francis had been named by the organization as their "Global Champion of Tolerance Easter 2017."