Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pope Francis


The whole world watched today as the former Cardinal of Buenos Aires stepped out onto the balcony and greeted the world as Pope Francis. This man bowed his head and implored the prayers of the faithful as well as leading the people in the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be.


The first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas. Wonder what God is up to.....:)

As a random aside, today is the 13th day of the 3rd month in the year of 2013. 3,3,3.

May God pour out his blessings upon this man and upon the whole world. Let us pray earnestly for him as he takes the helm of the bark of St. Peter.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis


Statement on the election of Pope Francis I
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York
President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
March 13, 2013

The election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has taken the name Francis I, marks a great milestone in our church. As successor to Peter, our first pope, Pope Francis I stands as the figure of unity for all Catholics wherever they reside. The bishops of the United States and the people of our 195 dioceses offer prayers for our new leader and promise allegiance to him.
Intense prayer from all around the world surrounded the election of Pope Francis I. The bishops of the United States thank God for the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the inspired choice of the College of Cardinals.
With joy in our hearts, we declare "Ad Multos Annos!" (For many years!)
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York
President
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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