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New Pope lived simple life in Argentina
cna ^ | March 13, 2013 | David Uebbing

Posted on 03/13/2013 4:16:02 PM PDT by NYer

Pope Francis greets the pilgrims in St. Peter's Square and delivers his first Urbi et Orbi blessing. Credit: Mauricio Artieda/CNA.

Vatican City, Mar 13, 2013 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis lives very simply, brings a pastoral approach to his ministry, and is a man of prayer, according to the Vatican’s press office director.

Father Thomas Rosica, the English-language assistant for the Vatican press office, told journalists at a hastily arranged March 13 press briefing that he talked to Pope Francis this past Sunday.

“Sunday night we were out for a walk and he pulled me over. He took me by the hand and said, 'I want you to pray for me. I’m a little nervous right now.'”

In February 2001, Fr. Rosica was at a meeting in Buenos Aires of the bishops from throughout Latin America to promote World Youth Day in Canada. He was told that Archbishop Bergoglio was going to celebrate Mass for the people at the meeting.

“So I went in earlier, and sat and prayed in the back. And I saw this man come in with a simple black cassock and knelt in front of me and prayed for the longest time. And then when he came out in the procession, it was the archbishop.”

Later he told Fr. Rosica that he lived “very simply in an apartment in Argentina,” where he took care of “a handicapped Jesuit.”

Pope Francis also said that he cooks for himself and rides the bus to work.

For his part, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi said that he is still “shocked” at the news that a fellow Jesuit was elected Pope.

Fr. Lombardi said he does not know the new Pope well – although he met him once at a General Congregation of the Jesuits – but that one could see his simple spirituality and pastoral sense in his first remarks.

“I didn’t expect it to be white this evening. The choice shows courage on the part of the cardinals. It’s the first time we have a Pope from another continent,” Fr. Lombardi remarked.

Pope Francis will be inaugurated on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; conclave; popefrancis; romancatholicism
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1 posted on 03/13/2013 4:16:02 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 03/13/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

He looks like Pope George to me.


3 posted on 03/13/2013 4:21:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NYer

““Sunday night we were out for a walk and he pulled me over. He took me by the hand and said, ‘I want you to pray for me. I’m a little nervous right now.’””

It’s almost like he knew he’d become Pope.


4 posted on 03/13/2013 4:28:27 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: NYer

Well, now Pope Francis doesn’t have to cook or take the bus to work. :)

Viva il Papa!


5 posted on 03/13/2013 4:29:20 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: NYer

This is a man who lives the life of Jesus.

Simple and with a humble spirit.

They couldn’t find a better man to lead the church. Someone who is not puffed up with pride and a lust for power and personal gain is hard to find in this world.

They found him in this conclave in the person of Francis!


6 posted on 03/13/2013 4:40:33 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: NYer

I was struck by his humility and quiet strength. All of my concerns are gone.


7 posted on 03/13/2013 4:42:53 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

No more siestas for him....


8 posted on 03/13/2013 4:51:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: trisham

I haven’t been a practicing Catholic for quite some time. But after seeing the Holy Father today, I am sure the church is in good hands. I look forward to the changes to come.


9 posted on 03/13/2013 4:52:20 PM PDT by offduty
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To: Sacajaweau
No more pucheros for him!

(Argentine Country Vegetable Soup)

10 posted on 03/13/2013 4:55:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: offduty

God bless you. I was anxious about this conclave, so my relief at its outcome is complete. When Pope Francis spoke this afternoon, I was at peace.


11 posted on 03/13/2013 5:00:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

I just hope that he’s not a socialist, and that he does not promote one world government.


12 posted on 03/13/2013 5:12:59 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: goldstategop
This man, this pope has my TOTAL RESPECT.

“They couldn't’ find a better man to lead the church, a man who lives the life of Jesus.

Simple and with a humble spirit.”

You did an Outstanding job with those words, well done!!

13 posted on 03/13/2013 5:14:14 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: goldstategop

i sure hope he stays simple and not puffed up. he wil get a chance to start with a clean slate curia as well, his picks for this will indicate much as to how his leadership will be.


14 posted on 03/13/2013 5:15:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: grumpygresh

me too, but i would guess he isn’t a socialist. at his age and stature, he’d have been living a high on the hog as an elite socialist ruling class, and by every account i’ve read he doesn’t live like that.


15 posted on 03/13/2013 5:17:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“, the new Pope said “I choose the name Francis, in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.”

Good news for critters?


16 posted on 03/13/2013 5:20:45 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: NYer

All well and good lets see what he does with his errant Jesuit brothers of the cloth as in Georgetown or Notre Dame. I’m not too impressed with his approaches dealing with the Argentine government on the moral issues. Bus rides to work and home cooking et all. When I’ve talked to missionaries while fund raising here promoting the faith smack dab in the middle of moslemland and their people are being murdered and the fund raiser (priest) was summarialy dissmissive of moslem activity which amazed and dumbfounded me .I think we have a problem. Worse yet I see this from other sources on the latin side. I envy you being able to participate in rituals and services relatively unchanged since St Pauls time .If I had a an opportiinity to particpate in them I’d be there. Actually I held out hope your guy would make it.

Lets seen what Francis I does with the corruption in the secretariat. If he appoints Ben the 16th to run it watch heads roll. I am happy they took the papacy it out of europe and particularly Italy. I’m weary of the Borgia legacy.


17 posted on 03/13/2013 5:36:18 PM PDT by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: Salamander

hard to tell. my guys don’t talk that much. :-)

seriously, i don’t know. i know already the animals are innocent, their spirits return to their Creator, and when God makes everything new again, they will be back.


18 posted on 03/13/2013 5:37:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Salamander

Good news for the world!


19 posted on 03/13/2013 5:40:30 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: Secret Agent Man

It would be nice to see a pope with a big heart for animals, though.

:)


20 posted on 03/13/2013 5:49:29 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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