New pope takes the name Francis

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Pope Francis. The first pope from South America, from Argentina. The first non-European pope since the 8th Century. Said to be a humble man who voluntarily gave up many of the trappings of a cardinal, such as his chauffeur, because he wanted to remain humble and simple. Taking the name Francis, the name of a saint who also wished to live a simple, unpretentious life. The first pope to take the name Francis.

Could it be the Catholic Church has finally gotten the message about the need for change?



Categories: Catholic, Religion

13 replies

  1. Oh goody, I can breath again … Not! Sorry PT. I just couldn’t resist. The wall-to-wall coverage is just too much… 😳

    • I understand. I’d hoped the wall-to-wall would finally stop after a pope was selected. Silly me. As long as anyone covers it, everyone will cover it. Makes me wonder if MSNBC will actually let Ed Schultz go ahead with his show this evening to reveal the 47% filmmaker.

  2. A Jesuit-Franciscan. This ought to be interesting.

  3. I am so poped out! That’s all that’s been on talk radio and tv.

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