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Pope Francis I

With the signal of the white smoke coming forth from the chimney of the Vatican, Catholics have a new leader who has named himself to be Pope Francis I.

I am excited to feel the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi alive and blessing the world through this spiritual leader.

May all of God’s people (all of us) know the true joy, faith and love that shone through St. Francis. He did not think spirituality was complicated. He saw humankind as loved so much more than they ever thought they could be by God.

St Francis of Assisi

From: Yahoo news:

“The new leader of the Catholic Church was revealed today to be Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina and he has taken the name of Pope Francis.

He stepped onto the Vatican balcony dressed in white for the first time to address the roaring crowd in St. Peter’s Square.

Bergoglio, 76, is a Jesuit from Buenos Aires and is the first pope from South America.

Pope Francis humbly and calmly asked for the people’s prayers.

“Let’s pray always for each other. Let’s pray for the whole world. May there be a great brotherhood,” the new pope said in Italian.

He wished the the “voyage with the church that we being today” be “successful in spreading the gospel.'”

 

That’s what St. Francis believed; one only needed the gospel to know how loved one is and how to love others and God in return.

God bless and lead 76 year old Pope Francis on a voyage that is filled with uplifting all peoples of the Earth, and the Earth, itself, which St. Francis so dearly loved.

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