Our new Pope is from Argentina, of both Italian and Argentine heritage, a scientist/Chemist, highly orthodox, Jesuit, used public transportation even as Cardinal, disciple of Bl. John Paul II, former Ordinary for Eastern Catholics in Argentina, and began his pontificate with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be, requesting prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, then asking a blessing and prayers from the people for himself, and then prayer for all the people! He took the name Francis, and it might have been for St. Francis Xavier! Or St. Francis of Assisi both wonderful options! Both men with a heart for the conversion of the Muslims.
Praise God for Pope Francis! VIVAT!
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This program is from ChurchMilitant.TV
Action Institute has two articles on Pope Francis: 9 Things You Should Know About the Pope and Acton Institute’s Rev. Sirico’s comments.
The Jesuits are amazed that one of their own has been elected Pope. The National Catholic Reporter calls him a Surprise for the People.
Fr. Z reports with live blogging from Rome, a post from the past: from 2009., and How I Received Our New Pope.
Dear Lord, please bless our new Pope and guide him well. Thank YOU for this humble man. +Amen.