Skip to comments.Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope Francis
Posted on 03/13/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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He might have different opinions here and there(Can’t get perfection) but as long as he is against gay marriage and abortion thats a step in the right direction
Well, yeah. He’s Catholic.
“...he entered the Society of Jesus on March 11, 1958...”
A Jesuit Pope! This could get real interesting!
In a way this Pope is the best of both worlds, literally He is of Italian heritage, his parents were Italians living in Argentina. So have an Italian/Spanish thingy going on here. Both Italians and Latin Americans will be happy. Seems very humble and is pleasant on the eye, fatherly, like you want a Pope to be. I’m fairly pleased here. Was hoping for the Canadian but I think a wise choic was made after reading about this Pope’s background. Viva Il Papa!
He’s 76. He turns 77 later this year.
Nooooo. But I'll let others 'splain.
Thank you for a most enlightening thread.
I’m surprised they chose someone who is 76 yrs old. I thought they might choose someone younger.
Very orthodox, they are saying. He seemed charming as he spoke to the crowd, and humble as he bowed and asked the crowd to pray for him before he gave the blessing. Lots of smiles.
Not cool dude. Let them be right now for God’s sake.
They always take the name of a saint or some earlier Pope.
First Argentinian and first Pope from the New World!!
A standard priest is ordained at 25 after receiving a masters in theology.
Jesuits are typically not ordained until they are 30 or older, and are encouraged to obtain a doctorate in both theology and a secular discipline.
During the 1960s and 1970s, their secular studies radicalized a large number of Jesuits and the order became known for its "progressivism" - the Superior General of the order from 1965-1983 was a liberation theologian who was openly disdainful of John Paul II. The current SG is not much better.
The last three SGs have effectively destroyed the order - their numbers are hollowed out.
“..and a commitment to social justice.”
Generally means open to all things politically liberal to help the “oppressed”. I hope not.
It is custom to translate the Pope’s name to the language of any particular country.
John Paul II was so named in English speaking countries.
In Hispanic countries he was Juan Pablo II.
In Italy he was Giovanni Paolo II.
Etc Etc Etc
As soon as I heard Jesuit....I pictured 1000 nuns with their feet in the door.
Not an American. He is from Argentina.
There’s nothing wrong with helping the oppressed.
It’s when Catholic hierarchy uses the gov’t to do the work.