Tag: Pope Francis

‘Let’s begin this journey’

‘Let’s begin this journey’

| March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

First pope from Latin America has always been close to the people

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‘Quo vadis,’ Pope Francis?

‘Quo vadis,’ Pope Francis?

| Father Timothy Cloutier | March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The story is that when the Apostle Peter, the first bishop of Rome, was leaving the city because of the persecutions against the early Christians, he encountered the Lord Jesus on his way into the Roman capital, and asked him: “Quo vadis, Domine?” — “Where are you going, Lord?”

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Not liberal, not conservative: simply Catholic

Not liberal, not conservative: simply Catholic

| March 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

Meeting with journalists a few days after his election, Pope Francis talked about how difficult it is for the media to cover the Church as a spiritual institution. Many reporters, it seems, fail to understand that a conclave is more about prayer than politicking, more about responding to the promptings of the Holy Spirit than what the latest polls may show.

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Humility and courage connect Pope Francis, Benedict XVI

Humility and courage connect Pope Francis, Benedict XVI

Archbishop Nienstedt reflects on papal transition

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Pope Francis begins papacy pledging to protect church, human dignity

Pope Francis begins papacy pledging to protect church, human dignity

| Cindy Wooden | March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis formally began his ministry as bishop of Rome and as pope by pledging to protect the Catholic Church, the dignity of each person and the beauty of creation, just like St. Joseph protected Mary and Jesus.

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Pope begins ministry with biblical symbols, signs of universal ministry

Pope begins ministry with biblical symbols, signs of universal ministry

| Cindy Wooden | March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although attempts were made to simplify the ceremony, Pope Francis officially inaugurated his ministry as pope and bishop of Rome in a liturgy filled with biblical symbolism and signs of the universality of his mission.

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At first Angelus, Pope Francis says God never tires of forgiving

At first Angelus, Pope Francis says God never tires of forgiving

| March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier that morning, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Church of St. Anne inside Vatican City, where his homily also treated the subject of divine mercy. He also sent his first official Tweet.

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Pope asks Argentines to donate to poor instead of traveling to Rome

Pope asks Argentines to donate to poor instead of traveling to Rome

| March 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

“Pope Francis did not forbid them to come,” said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, but he said he would prefer their continued prayers and acts of charity.

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Pope Francis starts first day with Marian prayer, bill paying

Pope Francis starts first day with Marian prayer, bill paying

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The new pope left the Domus Sanctae Marthae at 8 a.m. March 14 for a five-minute drive to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, where he prayed before an icon of Mary and the child Jesus beloved by Romans.

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Archbishop Nienstedt, other Minnesotans joyfully welcome election of Pope Francis

Archbishop Nienstedt, other Minnesotans joyfully welcome election of Pope Francis

| March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Viviana Sotro, a native of Argentina who serves at Sagrada Familia Apostolate at St. Stephen parish in Minneapolis, said it was a special day for the people of her birth country.

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Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio elected pope, takes name Francis

Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio elected pope, takes name Francis

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76 was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis.

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