The Republicans have a pope problemPublished by The Economist on Tue, 23 Jun 2015
IT WAS bad enough when Pope Francis began banging onabout inequality. Worse still when hechanged the church's tonewhen it comes to addressing gay people ('Who am I to judge''). Now the pope has issued apapal encyclicalaffirming the science of climate change and calling on leaders to phase outfossil fuels from the global economy.This puts the GOP's presidential candidates in an awkward position. At least five of them'including frontrunners Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio'are practicing Catholics. Messrs Bush and Rubio have both questioned or denied the science of climate change and rejected policies to regulate the burning of fossil fuels. And they are both from Miami, a place seen as...Continue reading Click here to read full news..