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New Pope Slips Out Of Vatican For morning Prayer Visit
http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | March 14, 2013 | Philip Pullella And Crispian Balmer

Posted on 03/14/2013 5:38:07 AM PDT by Biggirl

(Reuters) - Pope Francis, barely 12 hours after his election, quietly left the Vatican early on Thursday to pray for guidance as he looks to usher a Roman Catholic Church mired in intrigue and scandal into a new age of simplicity and humility.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer; Worship
KEYWORDS: catholicchurch; francis; pope
God Bless Pope Francis I.
1 posted on 03/14/2013 5:38:07 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

So far, I’m encouraged by what I’ve read about him, especially the fact that he stood up to the socialist twit now running Argentina into the ground.


2 posted on 03/14/2013 5:43:02 AM PDT by travlnmn41
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To: Biggirl
Francis, the Argentinian cardinal who has become the first pope born outside Europe in 1,300 years, went to Rome's 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore; there he prayed before a famed icon of Mary, the mother of Jesus, which is known as the Salus Populi Romani, or Protectress of the Roman People.

The Church is in good hands - Pope Francis, like Blessed Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI before him, has a devotion to the Blessed Mother and has prayed for her mantel of protection upon his Pontificat.

The humility and humanity of this man is inspiring and clear to see in his simple actions.

3 posted on 03/14/2013 5:50:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Biggirl

Haha! Reminds me of the movie “Shoes of the Fisherman”. The Pope went out into Rome incognito.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 5:52:30 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Biggirl

-God Bless Pope Francis I.

Ditto
As a Protestant, This is greatly encouraging
A Jesuit and Evangelist
Humble and Christ Centered


5 posted on 03/14/2013 5:57:08 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Servant of the Cross

I was thinking a lot back to 1978 when Blessed John Paul II was first elected and said about him being from a far country, (Poland).

Now Pope Francis I can say if given the opportunity, I am a Pope from a far, far country (Argentina).

Thank-you Blessed John Paul II for your prayers of intercession at the throne of God.

Thank-you for your prayers over the last few weeks, Pope Benedict XVI, Emeritus. Now you can rest and pray.


6 posted on 03/14/2013 5:58:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: travlnmn41

“A cartoon in Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper showed the new pope telling the crowd on Wednesday about his surprise at being elected and then, pointing to aides, he says: “But that’s nothing compared to the surprises in store for them.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/14/us-pope-idUSBRE92D05P20130314


7 posted on 03/14/2013 6:02:01 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Biggirl

“....mired in intrigue and scandal”

Hyperbole.

I wonder if Reuters ever described the Clinton administration as ‘mired in intrigue and scandal’.


8 posted on 03/14/2013 6:21:54 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Biggirl

In that there aren’t any other Pope Francises, it’s incorrect to refer to him as Pope Francis I. It would be like referring to John Smith as John Smith, Sr., even though he didn’t have a son named John Smith, Jr.

No one refers to Pope St. Agatho (678 - 681) as Pope Agatho I. There were no others, and thus, Pope Agatho is more than sufficient to identify him.

Thus, Cardinal Bergoglio should be addressed simply as Pope Francis.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 6:22:43 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

But hey he is the first with new title so that is why I call him Francis I.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 6:23:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

He will instantly become Francis I the moment Francis II is elected and announces his choice of Francis as name.

Until then, he’s just plain Pope Francis.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 6:47:22 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Biggirl

Although his intentions are good, he’s actually making life very difficult for those to whom his safety is entrusted. This kind of gesture is good, perhaps even prudent, once or twice. But if he tries to operate this way for the rest of his papacy, he’s actually making things harder for those around him, for the little people.

So let’s hope it’s symbolic. John Paul II did several things like this too, but he also recognized a need to work with, not against, his staff.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 6:49:13 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Biggirl; Houghton M.

What Houghton M. said.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 6:56:03 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Houghton M.

stupid move if he was alone-

Remember-”Mehmet Ali Agca “? a muslim who
attempted to kill John Paul 11.There are all types of nuts who
wish to kill Catholics-


14 posted on 03/14/2013 7:08:12 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: Houghton M.

It will be tough for the new Pope because before yesterday, he was very much “unknown”, but then, even Blessed John Paul II was a “unknown” himself before he became Pope. Plus for the strength to carry out this new calling of God.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 7:08:15 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mj1234

Maybe he was thinking about St. Franics of Assisi who I think if my memory is correct, went to see a Muslim leader who heild Jerusalem at the time.


16 posted on 03/14/2013 7:10:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mj1234

I see it as a sign that God is CALLING Catholics to work with Jesus to “rebuild HIS Church” so it will be a WITNESS to ALL, including Muslims.

Pope Francis is simply is starting things on the RIGHT TRACK.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 7:13:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mj1234

I think it was to take over the Christian shrines in Jerusalem, which the Francisians run most of to this day.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 7:25:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mj1234

Also in regards to the Jesuits, there were also Jesuit martyrs on the North American continent, which includes St. Issac Jorges and a number of others, upper state NY and Canada.


19 posted on 03/14/2013 7:29:24 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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Plus the Jesuits famous for being involved in education. Hopefully this is also the start of needed reforms to that order.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 7:30:51 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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Father Pierre De Smet (spelling correct?)was also a Jesuit. He was a Belgian priest/missionary, who traveled over the region where the states: North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Montana are now, back in early-to-mid 19th Century! He traveled there over the Oregon/Emigrant Trail.

He also knew many, and was friends to many mountain men/explorers/trappers/Indian leaders. Three of those, for example: Miles Goodyear, Jim Bridger, and Indian leader Sitting Bull! He was also known among early Mormon immigrants. He was friendly with them, and they were friendly with him!


21 posted on 03/14/2013 9:13:56 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: dsutah

Oh, I forgot to list South Dakota in the previous state list Father DeSmet visited; particularly the Black Hills area. He may have gone to Oregon too!


22 posted on 03/14/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: dsutah

Thank-you for the faith/history teaching lesson.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 9:20:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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" as he looks to usher a Roman Catholic Church mired in intrigue and scandal into a new age of simplicity and humility."

that should be a miracle, since even Jesus had to put up with scandal and intrigue among the twelve apostles...

24 posted on 03/15/2013 4:45:42 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: Biggirl

the church is already a “witness”, including to Muslims. It’s just that it doesn’t usually get in the newspapers.

Go into any of the cesspools of the world, and you’ll find Catholics there helping. I know, because I’ve worked in some of them.


25 posted on 03/15/2013 4:50:38 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: Biggirl
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26 posted on 03/18/2013 3:57:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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