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Sir Elton John says Pope Francis is ‘a miracle of humility’
Catholic Herald ^ | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | Mary Katherine Haley

Posted on 07/11/2013 6:54:09 PM PDT by haffast

The Italian edition of Vanity Fair has named Pope Francis as its Man of the Year with the backing of singer Sir Elton John.

The magazine features Pope Francis on the cover of its new issue and says that Francis has done enough in his first 100 days as Pope to be put at the top of the list of world leaders who make history.

In an accompanying tribute, Sir Elton writes: “Francis is a miracle of humility in an era of vanity.”

He says he hopes that Pope Francis’s message would extend to communities who desperately need his love, including gay people and the children, women and men who live with HIV and Aids and are often alone and hidden by silence.

“[Pope Francis’s] beacon of hope will bring more light than any advancement of science, because no drug has the power of love,” Sir Elton said.

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(Excerpt) Read more at catholicherald.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eltonjohn; popefrancis

1 posted on 07/11/2013 6:54:09 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

Lady Elton will change her tune when the Pontiff starts talking about the depraved,sinful nature of...ahem....


2 posted on 07/11/2013 6:56:06 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Spangly glasses?


3 posted on 07/11/2013 6:57:36 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: haffast

I thought “Sir” was supposed to be reserved for men of honor.


4 posted on 07/11/2013 6:58:36 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: rabidralph
Spangly glasses?

Well,that too.

5 posted on 07/11/2013 6:59:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: haffast

Sweet!


6 posted on 07/11/2013 6:59:50 PM PDT by stanne
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To: haffast
I'm not Catholic, but I am a vy devout Christian...and I like this Pope.

May God change Elton John's heart so that he will see the Lord first and foremost...and weld his zipper up.

The Lord loves even Elton...and I pray that he (Elton) will change.

7 posted on 07/11/2013 7:01:37 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: RoosterRedux

Nicely said. If such a worldly guy as Elton can see Christ’s love through the pope; it’s a reminder that there is hope for all. I’m sure we all know family members and friends who we’ve been praying for for years without any discernible results. Keep the faith and keep praying.


8 posted on 07/11/2013 7:04:31 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: haffast
he hopes that Pope Francis’s message would extend to communities who desperately need his love, including gay people

You knew it was coming ...

and the children, women and men who live with HIV and Aids and are often alone and hidden by silence.

Alone? How can they be alone when every twisted twit on every stage from Bangor to Bangkok is lamenting over them? Hidden by silence? Nobody has shut up about HIV and AIDS for 20 years now.

Spare me the boo-hoos.

9 posted on 07/11/2013 7:04:54 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: haffast

In spite of his... orientation... I like Elton John. He played at Rush’s wedding, and basically told the “outraged” libs to go pound sand. He knows the Pope is never going to condone his lifestyle, yet he lauds him anyway.


10 posted on 07/11/2013 7:04:56 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: rabidralph

Right you are!


11 posted on 07/11/2013 7:12:00 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: haffast; a fool in paradise

I agree with Reggie, the papa es fabuloso!


12 posted on 07/11/2013 7:13:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: haffast; a fool in paradise

I agree with Reggie, the papa es fabuloso!


13 posted on 07/11/2013 7:13:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: haffast
Elton has things backwards. The Pope like all Christians pray for Elton and people like him, but it doesn't mean they condone that lifestyle.

Hate the sin but love and pray for the sinner.

14 posted on 07/11/2013 7:14:19 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: haffast

Does Sir Elton ask himself whether or not Francis recognizes his (ahem) “marriage”?


15 posted on 07/11/2013 7:14:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: haffast

elton knows vanity, that’s for sure. funny vanity fair loves him too.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 7:19:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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“Francis is a miracle of humility in an era of vanity.”


17 posted on 07/11/2013 7:20:07 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: haffast

The bitch is back.


18 posted on 07/11/2013 7:20:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: RoosterRedux
I like your response here.

Pope Francis says God wants shepherds who even bear the smell of the sheep. I'm seeing what he means. He's going after the lost-lost-lost, and for that, people will criticize him: "Doesn't he know what manner of man Elton John is, and that he is a sinner?"

Exactly.

He may be a sinner who is gradually realizing that the Shepherd is looking for him. He's looking up like he's heard the voice.

19 posted on 07/11/2013 7:29:48 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("If I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing." - 1 Cor. 13:2)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Lady Elton will change her tune when the Pontiff starts talking about the depraved,sinful nature of...ahem....

The Pope has been talking about that for years, and specifically referred to the campaign for homosexual marriage in Argentina as inspired by the devil. That quotation was all over the Internet when he was elected. Elton may have read this, hence the "even gay people" line. I'm glad Francis's character has jolted him awake. Maybe better things will follow. Oremus.

20 posted on 07/11/2013 7:30:43 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: RoosterRedux

AMEN!!!

Yes God can change Elton’s heart. Something is happening to him for making those statements. I know he had been ill I wonder if he had an experience which maybe...maybe questioned his life.


21 posted on 07/11/2013 7:40:13 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I like it! God wants to lose NO ONE...even perverts like Elton John.

He (God) is a Sweet Heart!

How lucky we are to be able to serve Him forever! Whadda Guy...whadda God!

Serving Him is pure pleasure!

We have one thing that even God does not have. We know how wonderful He is from a sinner's perspective.

Of that, he has no idea. It is great to have an advantage over even Him in admiring His wondrous work in our salvation.

It is a small donation of love that even He must recognize as unique.

He is my Sweet Heart...my total devotion.

And I know as a long-time lurker that He is the Same for you and your husband.

May He be with us.

22 posted on 07/11/2013 7:41:51 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: Patriot Babe

I had read that, having adopted a child, he now is very saddened to realize that the child will never know a mother’s love. (Of course, he is not dumping his partner and looking for a wife.)


23 posted on 07/11/2013 7:53:41 PM PDT by married21
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To: RoosterRedux; married21

I think Elton John has a good heart - and the Pope knows that this is what Our Lord calls to and what he looked for in offering his love to every sinner: sincerity and a desire to know God and to do better.

I don’t expect Elton John to suddenly announce that he has changed, if only because the society in which he moves would make this virtually impossible for him. But I am confident that God will sort it out, and many who are first (or thought they were!) will be last.


24 posted on 07/11/2013 8:22:16 PM PDT by livius
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To: Gay State Conservative

LOL. Just what I was thinking.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 1:21:13 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,Â)
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