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Pope Francis on Abortion
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  • Women who had abortions can be forgiven in Holy Year. (Sep 2015)
Pope Francis on Budget & Economy
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  • Trickle-down theories are structurally perverse economics. (Sep 2015)
Pope Francis on Civil Rights
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  • Christians owe apologies to gays and others. (Jun 2016)
  • Met at Vatican Embassy with openly gay man and his partner. (Oct 2015)
  • Met at Vatican Embassy with openly gay man & his partner. (Sep 2015)
  • If a gay person seeks God, Who am I to judge? (Sep 2015)
Pope Francis on Corporations
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Pope Francis on Crime
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  • Global abolition of the death penalty. (Sep 2015)
  • Abolish the death penalty; it precludes rehabilitation. (Sep 2015)
Pope Francis on Drugs
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Pope Francis on Education
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Pope Francis on Energy & Oil
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  • Calls for aggressive climate change action. (Sep 2015)
Pope Francis on Environment
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  • Avert serious effects of environmental deterioration. (Sep 2015)
Pope Francis on Families & Children
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Pope Francis on Foreign Policy
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  • Be attentive to fundamentalism in world of violent conflict. (Sep 2015)
  • Open Cuba; end American embargo. (Sep 2015)
  • WWII Holocaust & Armenian genocide were both tragedies. (Jun 2015)
Pope Francis on Free Trade
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Pope Francis on Government Reform
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Pope Francis on Gun Control
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Pope Francis on Health Care
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Pope Francis on Homeland Security
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  • Imitating tyrant's violence means we take their place. (Jan 2016)
  • Vatican recognizes Palestinian statehood. (Sep 2015)
  • Weapons manufacturers are duplicitous; don't trust them. (Jun 2015)
Pope Francis on Immigration
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  • It's not Christian to build a wall on US-Mexican border. (Feb 2016)
  • View refugees as persons; respond humanely. (Sep 2015)
  • End inhuman conditions when Mexican migrants come to U.S. (Sep 2015)
Pope Francis on Jobs
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Pope Francis on Principles & Values
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Pope Francis on Social Security
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Pope Francis on Tax Reform
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Pope Francis on Technology
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Pope Francis on War & Peace
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  • Supports the Iran nuclear deal. (Sep 2015)
Pope Francis on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Politicians should be disturbed by the lives of the poor. (Sep 2015)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Christians owe apologies to gays and others: Favors topic 3
Met at Vatican Embassy with openly gay man and his partner: Favors topic 3
Met at Vatican Embassy with openly gay man & his partner: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Global abolition of the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Abolish the death penalty; it precludes rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
View refugees as persons; respond humanely: Strongly Favors topic 12
End inhuman conditions when Mexican migrants come to U.S.: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Open Cuba; end American embargo: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Weapons manufacturers are duplicitous; don't trust them: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Imitating tyrant's violence means we take their place: Strongly Favors topic 17
Be attentive to fundamentalism in world of violent conflict: Favors topic 17
Vatican recognizes Palestinian statehood: Favors topic 17
Supports the Iran nuclear deal: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Calls for aggressive climate change action: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trickle-down theories are structurally perverse economics: Strongly Favors topic 20

Pope Francis is a Moderate Liberal.
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