Skip to comments.Pope Francis to live in Vatican guesthouse, not papal apartments
Posted on 03/26/2013 11:48:33 AM PDT by NYer
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Wow! Is this how Free Republic is seen? You've been here HOW long??? JFTR....you seem like a reasonably nice person and I never try to personally slander or hurt anyone here. HOWEVER...there are numerous issues with the Catholic Church with which I disagree and coming on threads and having the freedom to discuss them is part of what I appreciate about FR and continue to support it every month. Some of the replies from "your" side have been anything BUT civil, reasonable OR, even, Christian. Perhaps the remedy for hair-trigger defensiveness is to avoid OPEN Religion Forum threads that can and DO get contentious at times. There's been plenty of warning. Have a blessed day.
I think there’s pretty high security already, since the building has a number of permanent Vatican employee clergy residents and also is used to host high-profile guests. Having seen a photo of the room, I’d say that while while it’s not luxurious, it certainly looks formal and suitable. The building is a relatively new one, so I think facilities and even security will be much easier to maintain there. And it’s literally 2 minutes from there to St Peters Basilica and another minute to the papal apartment, where he will work and receive visitors.
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He PERSONALLY called to cancel a newspaper subscription?
Nothing against him, he seems great. But it’s that interpretation of him that infuriates me. Why is it so special that a “man of God” would call and do his own business? Every freaking person I know does. Why is a pope, or cardinal, SO special that if they do something that 99 percent of the rest of us do, it means they’re humble. I canceled my own cable, does that make me humble?
Nothing against the catholic church. Far as I’m concerned they can spend their money how they want and the pope can live like a king. The catholic church is VERY generous to the poor and needy, so i am not complaining about them. I am complaining that people think the pope is God or something.
The Pope is not the one publicizing it. He just wants to live a simpler way. How is that contrived or ridiculous?
You are saying his humility is excessive?
Maybe it’s natural and not excssive.
Are you the arbiter and measurer of Papal humility, or just any peoples’ humility?
Are you licensed, bonded and certified in humbleness testing?
How is he “advertising” his life choices? He makes the choices, and somehow word gets out and newspapers write it up.
I don’t get why you mention “laying the groudowrk fo the simple man”. What on earth makes you think he’s “advertising”?
“Why is it so special that a man of God would call and do his own business?”
I do believe he is an idiot, but you are correct. I should not have pointed it out.
I don’t know anyone who thinks that the Pope is God.
What- 100 posts and nobody thinks this is a prudent move in light of the fact that the curia has had nearly a century to bug those papal apartments solid? I guess freepers have given up the tin foil for Lent!
It looks to me that Pope Francis is following the path of how Jesus lived and not immersing himself in the trappings of the office.
I sense he will learn and observe more here and his more public life may impress others to live their life for Jesus.
Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.
Except he's walked this walk for many years. It's being publicized now because he's the Pope, but by all accounts this is merely consistent with the way he's acted his whole life as a priest.
its OK, I aappointed myself the manners police
What a kind Christian heart you have!
A cousin’s 17 year old hemophiliac son died of AIDS. No decision on his part, he simply got a ‘bad’ dose of blood. Lots of stories like that about AIDS patients.
And the circle is complete. QED.
A blogger has coined the term “Totalitarian Humility”. I humbly offer this: “Ostentatious Humility”.
I believe there is an old Jewish saying “Too humble is half proud.”
There is also another relevant saying: “Everyone’s a critic!”
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