During the Pope’s visit to the United States, the Sun-Sentinel covered the political impact of the Pope’s religious views on economic and social issues on both sides of the aisle. Republican political campaign consultant John Dowless offered his opinion on the potential impact on the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. Below is an excerpt from the article: Pope plunges into presidential campaign issues

Republicans also noted that the pope is aligned with their position on some issues, notably the church’s long-standing opposition to “the sin of abortion.”

“He is coming with a very pro-life message that is contrary to most of the Democratic candidates. So it kind of cuts both ways,” said John Dowless, a political consultant in Orlando who advises Republicans. “I know that the Left would like to use the words of the pope to promote their own agenda, but they seem to use them selectively.”

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