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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a Profile
The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/13/13 | Francis X Rocca

Posted on 03/13/2013 1:18:21 PM PDT by marshmallow

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has had a growing reputation as a very spiritual man with a talent for pastoral leadership serving in a region with the largest number of the world’s Catholics.

Since 1998, he has been archbishop of Buenos Aires, where his style is low-key and close to the people.

He rides the bus, visits the poor, lives in a simple apartment and cooks his own meals. To many in Buenos Aires, he is known simply as “Father Jorge.”

He also has created new parishes, restructured the administrative offices, led pro-life initiatives and started new pastoral programs, such as a commission for divorcees. He co-presided over the 2001 Synod of Bishops and was elected to the synod council, so he is well-known to the world’s bishops.

The cardinal has also written books on spirituality and meditation and has been outspoken against abortion and same-sex marriages.

In 2010, when Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, Cardinal Bergoglio encouraged clergy across the country to tell Catholics to protest against the legislation because, if enacted, it could “seriously injure the family,” he said.

He also said adoption by same-sex couples would result in “depriving (children) of the human growth that God wanted them given by a father and a mother.”

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To: potlatch
- I thought you might like this one. :)
21 posted on 03/14/2013 12:43:18 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville

Oh how funny! Well, they are both in “the war of the stars” - so to speak!

Thanks for the laugh.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 3:46:29 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a Profile

23 posted on 03/17/2013 3:13:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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