Pope Francis was performing the canonization mass at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC Wednesday evening, and many faithful crowded around the fenced off areas hoping for a glimpse of their spiritual leader. In a cul de sac formed by cut off streets and security patrolled fences I watched as a man approached the crowd carrying a large bullhorn. The man began to tell the crowd that their pope was an Anti-Christ, a false prophet, and they were all going to Hell.
People got angry. The situation became tense. And though I don’t want to sound like I’m writing clickbait, what happened next amazed me.