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Pope Francis shuns grand apartment for two rooms
BBC ^ | March 27 2013 | BBC

Posted on 03/27/2013 4:04:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Pope Francis has opted for the simpler surroundings of the Domus Santa Marta hotel-style residence rather than the traditional palatial papal quarters Continue reading the main story Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has decided to shun a grand papal apartment on the top floor of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace in favour of a modest two-room residence.

His spokesman said he was "trying out this type of simple living" in a communal building with other priests.

In doing so he has broken a tradition which is more than a century old.

The decision reinforces the newly-elected Pope's austere reputation. As archbishop of Buenos Aires he refused to move into the Bishop's Palace.

Preferring more modest accommodation, he also often cooked his own meals. Communal meals

Since the reign of Pope Pius X at the beginning of the 20th Century every pope has occupied the palatial penthouse apartment with more than a dozen rooms, staff quarters, a terrace and extensive views over the city of Rome.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pope; popefrancis
Since the reign of Pope Pius X at the beginning of the 20th Century every pope has occupied the palatial penthouse apartment with more than a dozen rooms, staff quarters, a terrace and extensive views over the city of Rome.
1 posted on 03/27/2013 4:04:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

I hope he has quiet neighbors. I hate having to bang on the ceiling when the folks upstairs turn the bass all the way up.


2 posted on 03/27/2013 4:07:08 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: NoLibZone

I like the new Pope’s modest ways.. If only our president would be so frugal.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 4:09:50 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: NoLibZone

This modesty and vow of poverty stuff could get a guy in trouble with the unionized clergy big-wigs.


4 posted on 03/27/2013 4:15:43 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: NoLibZone

I like cooking for myself.

I am just peculiar about the way things should be done.

And I like my modest studio apartment.

Everything I own fits in the trunk of my car.

I can live anywhere in the world with little effort.

I identify with Francis on this.

I would take the apartment next to his, if he will have me.

Maybe they will list it on craigslist.com


5 posted on 03/27/2013 4:24:34 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: NoLibZone

What kind of food does he cook?


6 posted on 03/27/2013 4:28:44 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: billorites
This modesty and vow of poverty stuff could get a guy in trouble with the unionized clergy big-wigs.

I have a feeling that a bunch of high flying and spending Cardinals are probably regret their votes. I don't know what kind of fidicuary role the pope has, but I'd wager budgets are going to be slashed. Good managers tend to expect that of their surbordinates.

7 posted on 03/27/2013 4:29:23 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: forgotten man
What kind of food does he cook?

Probably fish this Friday....

8 posted on 03/27/2013 4:30:20 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: forgotten man

Apparently he loves Calamari.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 4:37:22 PM PDT by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: NoLibZone; zot

Here is a link to a translation of the speech on Vatican Radio’s website: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/03/27/bergoglios_intervention:_a_diagnosis_of_the_problems_in_the_church/en1-677269

and here is the link to his address at his first general audience: http://en.radiovaticana.va/Articolo.asp?c=677277


10 posted on 03/27/2013 4:46:42 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: NoLibZone
In doing so he has broken a tradition which is more than a century old.

Ooooooh.
11 posted on 03/27/2013 4:54:55 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

In doing so he has broken a tradition which is more than a century old.

Hes a papal extremist, bitterly clinging to outmoded views of poverty and self denial. /s


12 posted on 03/27/2013 4:59:49 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: diamond6

Calamari, oh oh
E mangiare, oh oh oh oh
No wonder my happy heart sings
Your love has given me wings

13 posted on 03/27/2013 5:16:32 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: NoLibZone

I love the humility, I really do. But this guy needs to understand he is the Pope. If he is going to do any meaningful reform he will have to command the respect of the Curia. He is on the brink of looking weak.


14 posted on 03/27/2013 5:16:43 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: forgotten man
What kind of food does he cook?

Patagonian cuisine.

15 posted on 03/27/2013 5:17:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NoLibZone

In Before the Haters!


16 posted on 03/27/2013 5:18:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping and the links. I am very much impressed by these messages.


17 posted on 03/27/2013 6:17:21 PM PDT by zot
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To: colorado tanker
"If he is going to do any meaningful reform he will have to command the respect of the Curia. He is on the brink of looking weak."

That's interesting because I have exactly the opposite impression.

As if these are volleys shot across the bow with the message being, "Follow my example." or something like that.

He might be a radical sort of leader who isn't afraid of provoking discomfort.

18 posted on 03/27/2013 6:47:57 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: NoLibZone

This American Methodist likes this Pope more and more each day...

MAY HIS DAYS ON THIS EARTH BE MANY...


19 posted on 03/27/2013 6:53:21 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: FoxPro

Pope Francis is a single man living alone. Cooking for himself is probably his only hobby. His time belongs to the Church & the world’s Catholics. If he chooses to live simply, the Holy Father is merely living & leading by example.

He can meet prelates and heads of state in the appropriate settings within the Vatican. He will often celebrate Mass amidst the opulence of St. Peter’s. Retreat into his plain apartments at the end of a long day’s duty, in the silence & solitude of the Lord’s beneficence, is blessed relief from his pressing duties as Pope and as Bishop of Rome.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 6:53:35 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: zot

It is totally unfair that you picked such a cool name 5 years before I got here. In the interest of equality, you should give your name to me. I will keep my name and your name until such time as I’ve had the name an equal number of years. Then you can take it back ... if you can convince a judge that doing so does not violate my civil rights.

Deal?

;p


21 posted on 03/27/2013 6:55:49 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: colorado tanker

“But this guy needs to understand he is the Pope. If he is going to do any meaningful reform he will have to command the respect of the Curia. He is on the brink of looking weak.”

Jesus is the King yet He washed the disciples’ feet. The power of a good example is not weakness.


22 posted on 03/27/2013 7:28:44 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Nope, no deal. *G* Zot was the name of my lawful-good magic-user character when my family played AD&D in the 1970’s. I got it from the sound lightning makes in the BC comic strip. When I signed up for FR I was surprised to see it had not been taken.


23 posted on 03/27/2013 8:37:27 PM PDT by zot
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To: zot

I had to google it. AD&D is Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. And to think I don’t even watch thriller movies on TV.


24 posted on 03/27/2013 11:17:41 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

Thanks. I should have spelled it out. In the 1970’s AD&D was a board game that used multi-sided dice and hand-drawn maps. Later, it became a long series of computer games.


25 posted on 03/28/2013 9:09:08 AM PDT by zot
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To: colorado tanker
If he is going to do any meaningful reform he will have to command the respect of the Curia. He is on the brink of looking weak.

Au contraire! He has to be strong to stand against the ways of the Curia, and he's demonstrating that strength in his willingness to eschew many of the trappings of the Papacy. Why should he change the man he is in order to take on some 'role' prescribed by the folks who love the grand gestures? He's just fine, and I think the Curia understand him quite well; he's making them very uncomfortable, and they should be!

26 posted on 03/28/2013 8:01:59 PM PDT by SuziQ
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