Pope Francis addresses his presentation to believers and unbelievers. The Pope doesn't mention the religion he is supposed to be leading. He doesn't mention God. He has stepped out of his Pope role and assumed the role of Universal Sage, stolen from the Dalai Lama, and perhaps giving us a peek of the future of the papacy.
The blandly sinister moment is when the Pope says, "The relationship between poverty and the fragility of the planet requires another way of managing the economy and measuring progress, conceiving a new way of living. Because we need a change that unites us all." [Obligatory shots of faces of people of different ages and races; one apparently a Muslim.]
Aha! So this isn't a simple message to not trash the planet, or to avoid consumerism. This is a "new way of living" that "unites us all." Not through religion, but through leftist environmental, and economic programs.
It is fascinating to see how Pope Francis views his role in the world. Unfortunately, it seems to have absolutely nothing to do with Catholicism. For more information, visit The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network.