Skip to comments.EDITORIAL:Pope Francis I bridges conservative and progressive currents
Posted on 03/13/2013 6:51:51 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
AS ARCHBISHOP of Buenos Aires, he rode the bus, cooked his own meals and chose to live in a modest apartment instead of his official palace.
The son of an Italian immigrant railway worker, when made a cardinal in 2001, appealed to fellow Argentines to forgo flying to Rome to celebrate his elevation. He asked them to donate the plane fare to the poor instead.
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I like it that Pope Francis starts with a perfect expression of how we should care for the poor - through voluntary charity. Too many clerics prefer to do it in an unChristian way - steal from some at gunpoint, subtract a fat “cut” to further goobermint power, and dribble out cultural dependency.
Sounds like the cardinals made a good choice.