Thursday, March 13, 2014

A year with Pope Francisco

A year with Pope Francisco

A year ago the Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio was elected to the grand papacy to be the top leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Jorge Mario Bergoglio appeared at the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at 20.10 on March 13th, 2013 The chimney of the Sistine Chapel had announced his choice with the white smoke an hour before. The Pope appeared humbled in a white robe without the red moceta and an iron cross neck. 

He waved, heard the Vatican anthem and then smiled and said: "Fratelli e sorelle buonasera". It was the beginning of a revolution of style, changes and renaissance. Since then a lot has happened. It seems like for over a year. Pope Francisco has "almost reached  and touched the end of the world" with his revolutionary belief.

Known for the simplicity with which exercised its functions as Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, the Argentine won sympathy logo globally. The faithful, the media and even anti-religion demonstrated tremendous goodwill with the first Latin American pope.

Adopting the austerity of his pontificate as a top brand, Francisco won the thinking still be valuable assets that the Church holds. Indeed, the treasure of the Church is the service: the poor, the underprivileged, the underdog, the needy in general.

Refusing to reside in the Pontifical Palace, paying out of pocket the hotel bill, piggybacking on a minibus or auctioning cars parked in garages Vatican, Pope signaled that the Church of the 22 century there is no place for princes: the pastor should have smell of sheep (the people), the religious should be as loving mothers and not as grumpy spinster aunts.

In his first year as Pope, Francis has already begun to 'clean up' the Church and transformed the look of  the papacy. He did enought to be winner of Time's Person of the Year in 2013. Such a great Pope. 

Osaseye want to hear your opinion about the first year of Pope Francisco. What are your views and opinions?

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