Pope Francis was in Sri Lanka recently where he met senior Buddhist monks and other religious leaders. Gone was the usual protocol that elevate a pope above other religious leaders when meeting them, as was the just slightly imperious attitude. Pope Francis was informal, respectful, genuinely friendly and made everyone feel that they were all meeting as equals. In return the monks gave the Pope a warm welcome. It looks like this pope is going to give the Church an appeal even to those not in it.