Saint John Paul the Second?


Papa Woitila 4Voices and rumors are mounting on the imminent

proclamation of Pope Woitjla as Saint. I am really excited to hear this because I followed Him when He was on vacation on the Dolomites for three times. The picture above I took in Santa Giustina (BL) as Pope John Paul the Second was visiting a site dedicated to Albino Luciani, John Paul the First whom I had confirmation from when He was the Bishop of Vittorio Veneto  before He was proclaimed  Patriarc of Venice and then Pope (for 33 days)  getting the name of John Paul the First

 

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

Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama thoughts on the name He picked


Dalai Lama

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Apprised of the election of a new PopeHis Holiness the Dalai Lama lost no time in writing to him to express his congratulations.

“May I offer you my greetings and sense of joy on your historic election as the Pope.”

Acknowledging the new pontiff’s historic choice of name, he wrote:

“Although I am not very familiar with many Catholic saints, I do know about St Francis, having visited Assisi and attended inter-religious gatherings there. His discipline, the simplicity of his way of life and his love for all creatures are qualities that I find deeply inspiring. I am moved to know that his is the name you have chosen for your papacy.”

Recalling his cordial meetings with Pope Paul VIJohn Paul II and Benedict XVI and other Christian brothers and sisters, His Holiness looked forward to meeting the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church:

“I am very pleased to have met and enjoyed friendly conversations with your immediate predecessors and, for the last forty years or so, have participated in fruitful exchanges with my Christian brothers and sisters. I hope that I may have the honour of calling on you too sometime in the near future.”

 

Pope Francis George Bergoglio has Italian Origins


(by pio dal cin) March 13 2013 10:50 pm Rome Time (GMT+1) A Pope that choses to call Himself for the first time ever in the history of the Catholic Church Francesco I has shown the world as He appeared on theSaint Peter‘s Balcony Blessing the crowd and the World that He is going to inspire Himself to the example of Saint Francis of Assisi.

First Pope from Argentina, First Jesuit Pope. He is known for His simple ways and poverty.
When He was to come to Rome to be elected Cardinal by John Paul II he asked the people who collected the money to make the trip to Italy, to give the money in charity to the poor.

George Bergoglio has a though job in front of Him. The scandals of pedophilia, Vatican Leaks and the handling of the most powerful bank in the world owned by theVatican , the Most Secret Bank in the world (IOR).

He will have to find the strenght to fight all these “evils” but He has what it takes. Pope Francis has Italian Origins as he was born in Portacomaro Piedmont before his father emigrated in Argentina.

St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220)
St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The new Pope? Who will He be? A fool’s prediction(mine)


(by pio dal cin) March 6th 2013 11:00 pm (GMT+1)
As I red the “Washington Post” article about the”AmericanCardinals” involved in the election of the new Pope, my attention was attracted by these few lines:
Di Nardo and O’Malley drew laughs when one reporter asked O’Malley, a member of the Capuchin order, if he would continue to wear his trademark brown robes if elected pope.

“I’ve worn this uniform for over 40 years and I presume I will wear it until I die,” he said. “I don’t expect to be elected pope, so I don’t expect to have to change.”
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This was the second time I heard this today: first time on the Italian National Radio. The words “Capucine” attracted my attention, as I did not know that there was an American Cardinal who wears the “saio” (the Capucine uniform) for forty years.
 
Whomever tries to make a prediction about who is going to be the next Pope is a fool, as there are two ways of looking at this event that is monopolizing the attention of over Five thousand accredited journalists from all over the world:
 
A): The Vatican is a Earthly Power made by people like you and I, owners of the most powerful bank in the world (the IOR). As any other power on this earth the election will deliver the new Pontiff as the Head of a State (The Vatican)and any name among the 115 cardinals could be the one to take St.Peter’s Legacy.
 
B): As seen from a Christian Catholic point of view the “Conclave” is fueled by the Holy Spirit, therefore the Chosen will be absolutely without any possibility of mistake the “Right One”.
 
After this any prediction is impossible. There are no ways. Probably guessing the Lotto numbers will be a lot easier.
 
A FOOL PREDICTION
 
My name is Pio. My father Narciso named me after a Capucine Saint he had the priviledge of knowing when He was an unknown Capucine Friar healing people and making “miracles.
The Church confined him without the permission to celebrate the Holy Mass, for ten long years, on the ground that He, Himself was considered “strange”. He is now a Saint; Saint Pio or better known as “Padre Pio da Petrelcina”.
 
I grew up in a very Christian Catholic environment and my life was filled with its simbols from my childhood. I had the opportunity of meeting two Popes in my life: the first one was John Paul the First, Albino Luciani. More than once, as He was the Bishop of Vittorio Veneto, where I grew up, and then, during a private visit of my family to the Partiarcat of Venice, where He spent his last years before becoming Pope John Paul I.
 
The second Pope I met was Pope John Paul II for three times as I followed him as a young photojournalist during His vacation on the Dolomites‘ town of Lorenzago.
Does this make me an expert on Popes?
Absolutely not, just another fool trying to make a prediction.
 
HARD TIMES FOR THE CHURCH
 
Times are hard for the Catholic Church, battling amid sex scandals and the “Vatican Leaks” files.
The need is for a strong Pope, one Captain that can take the helm of the Ship and go trough one of  Church’s worst hurricanes in history.
 
It is time for a Pope with the “saio” who can bring the Church back to the times of Saint Francis of Assisi, the poor friar who made a great revolution in the Church with His humble, poor ways.
Without a Pope that can rid the Vatican from all the “evils” represented by richness, golden crosses, money trades that cannot be tracked for million of Euros and all the sex scandals that have come up in the last few years, more than a Ship, it will look like the Titanic, headed for a Iceberg.
 
As a Fool prediction I will pick Cardinal O’Malley, hoping that if He gets elected He will keep wearing the “saio” for the next forty years, but this time as a Pope, making the “B” option above more credible.