Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. making this the country's first papal visit since 2008. Many people are curious to see if this will have an impact on the 2016 elections. Pope Francis' views tend to be somewhat bipartisan. For example, he's against gay marriage and abortion, two common views of the Republican party, but he supports immigration and believes that climate change exists, which tends to be a Democratic way of thinking.
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It might seem unlikely that the Pope could influence American politics, but in the last six presidential elections, the winner has carried the Catholic vote. And what's even more important is that Pope Francis has begun to influence political thinking. The Vatican has been slowly changing some of its more traditional views, which could mean that Catholic voters will follow.
Read more about Pope Francis and his philosophies:
The New York Times: Pope bluntly faults church's focus on gays and abortion
Huffington Post: Pope Francis Backs Slovakia's Referendum Against Same-Sex Marriage, Adoption Rights