Pope Francesco Sermon on Palm Sunday


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Pope Francis will clean the Vatican like San Francesco


(by pio dal cin)March 15th 2013 00:18 a.m (Rome Time GMT+1) As Pope Francesco begins His Papacy with a visit to the Church of  Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome to pay respect to Mary Mother of Jesus. known to the people of Rome as

Maria Salus Populi Romani.


 
Pope Francesco boarded a simple car instead of the Official Vatican Car and with a simple bouquet of flowers in His hand went to the Church to pray silently for about ten minutes in front of the Altar.
 
His simple ways highlited here by The New York Times appeared immediate as He choose his papal name as Francesco as the Greatest Saint in the History of the Church.

Even the +Dalai Lama  made a +Google+  post to acknowledge that He knows and Loves Saint Francis of Assisi for His discipline,simple ways, and Love for All Creatures.

Being the first Pope ever to choose  such a Great Name puts Him on a very important spot. Not easy to manage.

The need for a simple Man that can embrace the Original Message of Jesus through the New Testament withnessed in person by Saint Francis of Assisi was strongly needed in a corrupted and evil world that hasn’t spared even the Vatican in the past decade.

1)Vatican Leaks
2)Pedophile Scandals in the Catholic Church
3)The IOR Vatican Bank Scandals
4)Vatican richness

He has a though job ahead of Him, but His simple ways (He greeted the crowd in St.Peter with a “Fratelli e Sorelle Buonasera”) have already conquered the world. He asked the people who gathered in the Square to Bless Him, before He would Bless them.
How many Wolves will this Pope with Italian Origins will have to encounter inside the Vatican, like

Saint Francis with the Gubbio’s Wolf (see video here)

Pope Francesco brings Hope for a better Church


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Catherine of Siena escorted pope Gregory XI at Rome on 17th January 1377. Fresco by Giorgio Vasari (30.07.1511-27.06.1574). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Catherine of Siena escorted pope Gregory XI at Rome on 17th January 1377. Fresco by Giorgio Vasari (30.07.1511-27.06.1574). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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 As my daughter was sitting in front of me in the kitchen’s table doing her homeworks, I kept the television muted not to disturb her. It was about 5:00 pm (Rome Time). 

My eyes were going nervously to the Television as the chemin on top of the
 Sixtine Chapel   was  shown. I knew that the smoke (black or white) was not due for another two hours, but  I was on the alert; wouldn’t miss the magic moment for the world.

“Look dad, there’s a seagull on top of the “camino”..” My daughter said. There it was, a white Seagull (see video here) sitting right there. He stood there for almost an hour and my daughter and I exchanged opinion on the fact that a “white” seagull should have a meaning if he choosed to sit in the most televised chemin in the world.

“It ‘ll be white, the smoke, dad, white like the seagull…” 

She was all excited about the event and as we planned, if  Cardinal Sean O’ Malley was chosen as the new Pope, we would celebrate like during the celebrations we did for the 2006 World Cup of Soccer.

We did not know Sean O’Malley before he showed up in Rome for the Conclave 2013 but as we saw his photos and heard the story of his life, we thought he could be a “great Pope”, besides rumors were out that he would choose the name of  Francesco.


I thoroughly explained my daughter about the need for the Catholic Church to have a simple minded Pope who could bring the Church to the Origins when being poor was considered a privilege.

At 7:07 a Thick White Smoke started to come out of the chemin followed by the confirmation of the Saint Peter’s Square Bell Tower that “Habemus Papam”
We have a Pope announcement was real.


“The seagull was right” Aurora kept repeating. She was all up in the air, happy to be witnessing such an historical event.

Now all we had to do was waiting for the New Pope to come out on the Balcony and see who He would be and what was the name He choosed for His Papacy.

At 8:10 pm the announcement was made from the Balcony
Habemus Papam (see the video here) and the name announced was the one of

George Maria Bergoglio (see video here). The “disappointment” that was visible on my daughter face disappeared when the announcement was made that He would call Himself “Francesco”.

He gave us the great impression of a humble Human Being. First He had a very simple cross hanging from His neck,  and He asked the people in the Square and the World to “Bless and Pray for Him” He thanked and remembered  Benedict XVI who resigned breaking a 600 years way,saving Himself for historians and theologists to understand why he took a step that was taken only by a few in the two thousand years of history of the Catholic Church and the Vatican.

The name pick “Francesco” was what did it for us all in the family.Saint Francis of Assisi is our favourite Saint for His simplicity and for the love He always showed for all animals and all the living creatures.

He conquered our hearts tonight. Now we’ll see if our expectations of a Pope that can teach us to share with the poor, and bring back the Church to the origins, where times were a lot harder for a Christian, but more genuine and spared from monetary’s scandals and other bad questions that have rocked the “Holy Sea” lately

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)