Skip to comments.New Pope Slips Out Of Vatican For morning Prayer Visit
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.
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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.
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.
Haha! Reminds me of the movie “Shoes of the Fisherman”. The Pope went out into Rome incognito.
-God Bless Pope Francis I.
As a Protestant, This is greatly encouraging
A Jesuit and Evangelist
Humble and Christ Centered
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.
“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.”
“....mired in intrigue and scandal”
I wonder if Reuters ever described the Clinton administration as ‘mired in intrigue and scandal’.
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.
But hey he is the first with new title so that is why I call him Francis I.
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.
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.
What Houghton M. said.
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-
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.
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.
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.
I think it was to take over the Christian shrines in Jerusalem, which the Francisians run most of to this day.
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.
Plus the Jesuits famous for being involved in education. Hopefully this is also the start of needed reforms to that order.
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!
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!
Thank-you for the faith/history teaching lesson.
that should be a miracle, since even Jesus had to put up with scandal and intrigue among the twelve apostles...
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.
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