Brothers and sisters, good evening!
You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but here we are... I thank you for your welcome. The diocesan community of Rome now has its Bishop. Thank you! And first of all, I would like to offer a prayer for our Bishop Emeritus, Benedict XVI. Let us pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may keep him.
And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People. This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches. A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity. It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city.
And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop. Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.
Now I will give the Blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will.
Brothers and sisters, I leave you now. Thank you for your welcome. Pray for me and until we meet again. We will see each other soon. Tomorrow I wish to go and pray to Our Lady, that she may watch over all of Rome. Good night and sleep well!
Pope Francis The First
Taken From The Vatican's Website
This above message is the official English version of the 'speech' that Pope Francis The First.
Isn't it great, to have a Pope after a while of being Pope less??
Pope Francis The First, was certainly not an expected Cardinal to be elected. Pope Francis the First breaks history in several ways: He is the first Jesuit Pope; First from the American; first non-European; First to choose Francis has his name. Certainly he breaks history, on top of Bishop Emeritus of Rome Benedict the XVI.
Now a little bit about our New Pope.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born December 17, 1936. He was ordained has a Priest on December 19, 1969, he then became bishop in June 27, 1992, he became a cardinal on February 21,2002 by Pope John Paul the II. Finally on March 14 became the Bishop of Rome, and the Pope for Catholics.
|Three Differnt Sizes of Pope Clothes.|
Ready for any Pope.
Taken from Here
Jorge Chose the name of Francis because apparently St. Francis of Assisi is his Favorite Saint. He had lived a simple and humble life. While Cardinal in Buenos Aires, Argentina he REFUSED to live in the big fancy mansion that was entitled to him has bishop of Buenos Aires. He lived in a small apartment instead.He cooked his own meals, did everything himself. He even took the transit bus to work, and wore his normal everyday priest clothes.
Jorge only has one lung. While he was a teenager he had to have it removed due to a disease in his body. Other wide he is healthy, doing well, at the age of 76. He was apparently the runner up in the 2005 Conclave. He was close friends with Joseph Ratzinger, which made him a contestant. When the Conclave had started in 2005 he insisted to his brother Cardinals not to vote for him. (What humility he has)
With this New Pope, Some People may be sad that it wasn't an USA Cardinal or a Canadian Cardinal and Some people may be happy. But regardless we have this pope to stay.
P.S Let Us Keep Pope Francis
Always in our prayers to
fulfill the Plan God had
planted within him.