Kim Kardashian created slight furor in Argentina when she tweeted that “the pope is dope.” Speaker John Boehner, meanwhile, could not stop himself from crying as the pontiff delivered his speech at Congress.
An Argentinean writer for the Primicias Ya misinterpreted KK’s tweet to mean that the “pope is drugs,” asking if “Kim Kardashian attacked the pope.” The article, first reported by The Guardian, went about defending Pope Francis from the perceived criticism. The writer went as far as reminding the readers that KK became famous because of a sex tape.
“What could Kim be referring to? Without a doubt, this couldn’t be positive. How do you interpret her message?” the unnamed writer wrote as translated by The Guardian. Some of the comments below the article reprimanded the writer, saying everything is just a matter of being lost in translation.
Meanwhile, Congress was deeply moved when Pope Francis challenged everyone to embrace migrants. Representative John Lewis and Senator Marco Rubio shed a tear or two. But Boehner’s wept and wept rivers of tears. Vanity Fair made an interesting gif. A video can be watch here.
Here is the highlight of Pope’s speech to Congress:
“We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners. I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants.
Tragically, the rights of those who were here long before us were not always respected. For those peoples and their nations, from the heart of American democracy, I wish to reaffirm my highest esteem and appreciation.
Nonetheless, when the stranger in our midst appeals to us, we must not repeat the sins and the errors of the past. We must resolve now to live as nobly and as justly as possible, as we educate new generations not to turn their back on our ‘neighbors’ and everything around us.
Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.”