A New Pope Emerges: Francis I

      A NEW POPE EMERGES: FRANCIS   I                           

There is a new Pope, the Arch-Bishop of Buenos Aires, Francis 1, the first Pope to take that name.  We all hope he will be like his namesake Francis of Assisi. We might now see female priests in the Catholic Church. I am not sure they will be Jesuits, or a new order: There is much to do, for at this time the Catholic Church has to deal with a shortage of priests, sexual promiscuity among its priests, abortion policy for Catholics,  Homosexual “Marriage” to mention a few.

President Obama was among the first world leaders to congratulate Francis in a message that emphasized the pope’s humble roots and New World background.

“As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us, he carries forth the message of love and compassion that has inspired the world for more than two thousand years — that in each other we see the face of God,” Mr. Obama said in the message released by the White House. “As the first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day.”

An Argentinian blogger responded:  “As an Argentinian, I was amazed by the news. He is a humble man who worked for the poor and even fought against our precarious and unreasonable government. I believe that a Pope who asks the people for their blessing shows how humble he is and that he is willing to work for his people. Besides, the fact that he is the first non-European Pope is a hint that the Catholic Church is going through a change.”

Born Jorgio Mario Bergoglio, he is 76 years old. Now, he is Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Faith, and the head of the Vatican City State. Speaking numerous Latin languages, he is the first Jesuit to be elected Pope.

Born from Italian Parents, he studied and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Chemistry, prior to considering a career as a Jesuit. He became a Jesuit priest in 1969 after theological studies in Philosophy, and taught psychology and literature to high school students. He ultimately became the Bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992. He succeeded the previous Cardinal in 1998;  and then named San Roberto Cardinal Bellarmino as appointed by Pope Juan Paul II, (and as Archbishop of Buenos Aries) in 2001,  with many other positions in the Roman Curia.

As Cardinal Bergoglio, he discouraged his followers and priests in respect to abortions, and euthanasia, calling pro-choice “a culture of death”. He affirmed homosexual and lesbian relationships worthy of  reverence and empathy but disregarded “same sex marriage” as a machination by the “Father of Lies”.

He lived as a humble person in Argentina, cooking his own meals, living in a simple apartment near to the bishopric, which was an elegant structure.

In his work he tried to emulate St. Francis of Assisi, whose consideration for the poor and suffering, and his care for them, and is reflected in the prayer he left for his disciples:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy.  O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

 

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A NEW POPE EMERGES: FRANCIS I
There is a new Pope, the Arch-Bishop of Buenos Aires, Francis 1, the first Pope to take that name. We all hope he will be like his namesake Francis of Assisi. We might now see female priests in the Catholic Church. I am not sure they will be Jesuits, or a new order: There is much to do, for at this time the Catholic Church has to deal with a shortage of priests, sexual promiscuity among its priests, abortion policy for Catholics, Homosexual “Marriage” to mention a few.
President Obama was among the first world leaders to congratulate Francis in a message that emphasized the pope’s humble roots and New World background.
“As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us, he carries forth the message of love and compassion that has inspired the world for more than two thousand years — that in each other we see the face of God,” Mr. Obama said in the message released by the White House. “As the first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day.”
An Argentinian blogger responded: “As an Argentinian, I was amazed by the news. He is a humble man who worked for the poor and even fought against our precarious and unreasonable government. I believe that a Pope who asks the people for their blessing shows how humble he is and that he is willing to work for his people. Besides, the fact that he is the first non-European Pope is a hint that the Catholic Church is going through a change.”
Born Jorgio Mario Bergoglio, he is 76 years old. Now, he is Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Faith, and the head of the Vatican City State. Speaking numerous Latin languages, he is the first Jesuit to be elected Pope.
Born from Italian Parents, he studied and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Chemistry, prior to considering a career as a Jesuit. He became a Jesuit priest in 1969 after theological studies in Philosophy, and taught psychology and literature to high school students. He ultimately became the Bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992. He succeeded the previous Cardinal in 1998; and then named San Roberto Cardinal Bellarmino as appointed by Pope Juan Paul II, (and as Archbishop of Buenos Aries) in 2001, with many other positions in the Roman Curia.
As Cardinal Bergoglio, he discouraged his followers and priests in respect to abortions, and euthanasia, calling pro-choice “a culture of death”. He affirmed homosexual and lesbian relationships worthy of reverence and empathy but disregarded “same sex marriage” as a machination by the “Father of Lies”.
He lived as a humble person in Argentina, cooking his own meals, living in a simple apartment near to the bishopric, which was an elegant structure.
In his work he tried to emulate St. Francis of Assisi, whose consideration for the poor and suffering, and his care for them, and is reflected in the prayer he left for his disciples:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

(631 Words)

 

 

      A NEW POPE EMERGES: FRANCIS   I                           

There is a new Pope, the Arch-Bishop of Buenos Aires, Francis 1, the first Pope to take that name.  We all hope he will be like his namesake Francis of Assisi. We might now see female priests in the Catholic Church. I am not sure they will be Jesuits, or a new order: There is much to do, for at this time the Catholic Church has to deal with a shortage of priests, sexual promiscuity among its priests, abortion policy for Catholics,  Homosexual “Marriage” to mention a few.

President Obama was among the first world leaders to congratulate Francis in a message that emphasized the pope’s humble roots and New World background.

“As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us, he carries forth the message of love and compassion that has inspired the world for more than two thousand years — that in each other we see the face of God,” Mr. Obama said in the message released by the White House. “As the first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day.”

An Argentinian blogger responded:  “As an Argentinian, I was amazed by the news. He is a humble man who worked for the poor and even fought against our precarious and unreasonable government. I believe that a Pope who asks the people for their blessing shows how humble he is and that he is willing to work for his people. Besides, the fact that he is the first non-European Pope is a hint that the Catholic Church is going through a change.”

Born Jorgio Mario Bergoglio, he is 76 years old. Now, he is Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Faith, and the head of the Vatican City State. Speaking numerous Latin languages, he is the first Jesuit to be elected Pope.

Born from Italian Parents, he studied and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Chemistry, prior to considering a career as a Jesuit. He became a Jesuit priest in 1969 after theological studies in Philosophy, and taught psychology and literature to high school students. He ultimately became the Bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992. He succeeded the previous Cardinal in 1998;  and then named San Roberto Cardinal Bellarmino as appointed by Pope Juan Paul II, (and as Archbishop of Buenos Aries) in 2001,  with many other positions in the Roman Curia.

As Cardinal Bergoglio, he discouraged his followers and priests in respect to abortions, and euthanasia, calling pro-choice “a culture of death”. He affirmed homosexual and lesbian relationships worthy of  reverence and empathy but disregarded “same sex marriage” as a machination by the “Father of Lies”.

He lived as a humble person in Argentina, cooking his own meals, living in a simple apartment near to the bishopric, which was an elegant structure.

In his work he tried to emulate St. Francis of Assisi, whose consideration for the poor and suffering, and his care for them, and is reflected in the prayer he left for his disciples:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy.  O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

 

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