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Old 09-20-2013, 09:25 AM
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He does seem to be more concerned with the Christ, rather than the doctrine of the church. It's quite a breath of fresh air!
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:04 AM
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This is the kind of positivity that will turn people back to Christianity. Not the hatred stuff.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:03 AM
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He does seem to be more concerned with the Christ, rather than the doctrine of the church. It's quite a breath of fresh air!
He darn well is yes indeed!What a man!!More the sheperd and awe inspiring then any of his predecessors since John XXIII.

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Old 09-30-2013, 06:03 AM
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The Vatican this morning:

HH Pope Francis announced the date for the Canonization of the late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II,april 27th 2014.


Canonization date announced for Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII
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The Vatican this morning:

HH Pope Francis announced the date for the Canonization of the late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II,april 27th 2014.


Canonization date announced for Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII




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The Pope is to scrap the Vatican Constitution and have a new one written. The plan calls for giving more direct power to local dioceses to make decisions on their own without needing Rome's approval. The Pope will also no longer appoint the head of the Italian Conference of Bishops, thus removing himself and The Vatican from direct involvement in Italian politics.
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An extraordinary man,a real sheperd in the Vineyard.Yesterday after Mass at Santa Martha Pope Francis met with the newly appointed Council of (8) Cardinals who will oversee and implement the reforms to be made.




Courtesy Vatican Radio,English Section.
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An extraordinary man,a real sheperd in the Vineyard.Yesterday after Mass at Santa Martha Pope Francis met with the newly appointed Council of (8) Cardinals who will oversee and implement the reforms to be made.
Just curious... it states a council of 8 but in the picture there are 9 besides the Pope. Who is the extra man?
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All 8 are Cardinals and include Giuseppe Bertello, governor of Vatican City; Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa of Santiago, Chile; Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India; Reinhard Marx of Munich, Germany; Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, Congo; O'Malley of Boston, U.S.; George Pell of Sydney, Australia; and Oscar Andres Rodriquez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Archbishop Marcello Semeraro is acting as secretary
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All 8 are Cardinals and include Giuseppe Bertello, governor of Vatican City; Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa of Santiago, Chile; Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India; Reinhard Marx of Munich, Germany; Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, Congo; O'Malley of Boston, U.S.; George Pell of Sydney, Australia; and Oscar Andres Rodriquez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Archbishop Marcello Semeraro is acting as secretary
Thanks much for the information.
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Indeed!!It is more then shamefull!

The Pontiff visited Assisi today on the feast of St.Francis and again dropped his prepared speech for an impromptu one..:

Pope in Assisi: Christians must strip themselves of worldliness

Papal Mass draws thousands in Assisi

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Pope visits tomb of St. Clare of Assisi, founder of the Poor Clares

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This is the kind of positivity that will turn people back to Christianity. Not the hatred stuff.
Exactly
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Frankly, I prefer how HH phrased it "Who am I to judge" which is contrary to how so many Christians view their fellow man.

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I am not a Christian, leave alone a Catholic.. Just as an occasional observer, I fing Pope Francis is a bit too leftist.. I guess many Conservatives are not going to appreciate his going out of the way.. JMO..
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I'm Jewish, but my paternal grandmother is a staunch and very conservative Catholic, and she's not amused by The Pope's actions.

But I think His Holiness is too much progressive.
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I am not a Christian, leave alone a Catholic.. Just as an occasional observer, I fing Pope Francis is a bit too leftist.. I guess many Conservatives are not going to appreciate his going out of the way.. JMO..
Pope Francis is not "leftist", he's a Jesuit, and they're the academic backbone of the Catholic Church- the educated and the educators.

His reforms are also badly needed and are going a long way towards safeguarding the church and protecting it after its reputation was badly damaged.
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