VIDEO: D.C. Residents and Tourists Commend Pope’s ‘Refreshing Perspective’

During his White House visit, Pope Francis said, “Mr. President, I find it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution. Accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to our future generation.”

A D.C. resident who no longer practices Catholicism called Pope Francis a “really cool pope” and “humanitarian” who’s “relatable.”

“He really preaches love and inclusive love, that’s probably what’s most important to me. I’m actually not a practicing Catholic anymore yet I think he’s teaching such a universal message of love,” she said.

Others referred to Pope Francis as the “modern pope” and “the pope for the poor.”