St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220)
St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220) (Photo credit:Wikipedia)
Pope Francis waves to crowds
Pope Francis waves to crowds (Photo credit: Christus Vincit)

(by pio dal cin) Stunning decision by Pope Francesco today when he announced that He will not move into thePapal Apartmentpreviously occupied by His predecessor Benedict XVI but He will stay in the Santa Marta Humble Apartment  where he was when theConclave was held.

The decision underlines a behaviour that has made George Bergoglio, Pope Francis, or Papa Francesco as you may want to call the new Pontiff, so popular with millions of people. 

Few days ago He announced that the Good Thursday’s celebrations of the “washing of the feet” will be held in a Jailhouse in Rome, where minors are detained for small crimes.

His ways and His words of Peace and Poverty, resemble more and more the life and the “modus operandi” od Saint Francis of Assisi, the most famous Saint of Christianity who left all his belonging to the poors and tried to be in touch with the last ones, trying to live pratically the teachings of Jesus.

Today’s decision of staying in the apartment he shared with His fellow Cardinals during the conclave determines the path that He is going to take during His Papacy and makes people go crazy for Him and His simple ways



(by pio dal cin)

MAR
22

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Pope Francesco stops the Jeep to hug a disabled man


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Pope Francesco Today the Pope travelled St.Peter’s Square on a old Jeep (very similar to the one where John Paul II was shot). When he saw Cesare Cicconi a fifty years old disabled person (since he was 8 months old) from Castel di Lama, (Ascoli Piceno) he asked the driver to stop and walked to him to hug and spoke to him and his family.

We must not fear to act with tenderness.That is the real force Pope Francesco said. He is making surprising changes on His first week since he was elected Pope on March 13th.

Choosing the name Francesco He is trying to give the Catholic Church  a new look amidst all the recent scandals that have rocked the Vatican in the last few years.

He talks simple, He dresses simple, He walks among the people, giving HIs body guards a hard time. He travels with inexpensive cars and has words of Love for everyone, specially for the small, the poor,the last ones. “The real power is the service. We must not fear godness, neither tenderness”.

He captured everyone and many people who were disgusted by what happened in the Church lately have begun listening and watching His ways, as He copies the greatest Saint of the History Saint Francis of Assisi