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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: 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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