Francis: The Pope From The New World – Full Documentary

Francis: The Pope From The New World – Full Documentary

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum Habemus Papam! A Church that will not stay
still, a non-static Church, we can be sure that this will be
the church of Pope Francis. This has always
set Bergoglio apart. A great Jesuit, a man of
excellent formation, above all, he is a man of action. If we read Pope Francis’
writings we’re going to always see this concern with going
to the frontiers of poverty, of exclusion and of those
who are furthest from God. He was always a person who had
a lot of courage and plenty of bravery to stand before
the powerful and say what he thought; the voice of
those who had no voice; that was Cardinal Bergoglio. A man who is kind of a
desert saint and a great and brilliant administrator. The combination of these
two characteristics is not very common. Pope Francis, whose life has
been exemplary in precisely the type of personal
witness that the new evangelization calls for. He becomes the model for
millions of Catholics around the world today. Argentina is a country of
sweeping beauty and diversity. Here you will find some of
the world’s tallest mountains, largest praries, and
breath taking waterfalls. And when standing on the Tierra
Del Fuego, the southernmost tip of the country, one can look
out towards Antartica and truly say, “I have traveled
to the ends of the Earth.” But the cultural heart of
Argentina is Buenos Aires. Known as the “Paris of
South America” it is a sprawling cosmopolitan city, highlighted
by its European style architecture and
rich cultural life. But it is also a city of
stark contrasts: where a dark underside of poverty and crime
consume entire neighborhoods. In the 20th Century, millions
of immigrants arrived on these shores seeking a better life. The future Pope Francis was born
into a family of Italian origin. His father Mario Bergoglio
hailed from the Piedmont region of Italy. He and his wife Regina
settled in Barrio Flores, a teeming neighborhood
of immigrants. They raised their family of
five children in this home. He was a regular boy. He didn’t stand out
in any remarkable way. He was very polite, very neat. He went to a public school. His parents were
from a modest family. And Bergoglio was a
great lover of the tango. He was a passionate fan of
the tango stars Carlos Gardel and Ada Falcon. Young Bergoglio’s passion for
the tango only pailed in comparison to his love
for San Lorenzo de Almagro, the Buenos Aires soccer team
he continues to follow as Pope. Quite fittingly, the team was
founded by Father Lorenzo Massa, a priest who reached out
to the youth of Buenos Aires. It was his neighborhood team. It was where his father
would take him as a boy. It also has to do with the
identity of being Porteño, the identity of Buenos Aires. Young Jorge loved soccer, tango
and spending time with friends. He also had a girlfriend he
enjoyed spending time with. But it was one unexpected
evening that he discovered the seeds of a religious
vocation here in the Basilica San Jose de Flores. He felt that God
was searching for him. He describes a moment when he
was going out on an excursion with friends, and beforehand
he decides to go to confession. And right at that moment –
in the presence of a deeply spiritual Priest – Bergoglio
experiences such a strong vocational calling that he
decides to not go out with his friends, and this becomes
a turning point in his life. As he privately discerned
a call to the priesthood, Bergoglio graduated with a
chemical technician’s diploma. Shortly after, he entered
the Society of Jesus. His conviction as a young Jesuit
seminarian would be strengthened by a life-threatening bout of
pnuemonia, which led to the removal of part
of one of his lungs. He was experiencing this
tremendous suffering, really reached the
depths of suffering. Everyone was saying,
“Don’t worry, it will pass.” And he said, “those words
were useless to me.” What really helped him was
when a nun came to visit him and said, “You are imitating
Jesus, the suffering of Jesus.” That truly helped
alleviate his pain. And when talking about his
vocation he says that this was “something that really impacted
him, it was very important.” More than four decades after
he first entered the seminary, Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio of
Buenos Aires was elevated to the College of Cardinals
by Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square. It was 2001. Argentina’s economy was mired
in crisis between a collapsed government, widespread
unemployment, riots and a devalued currency. For Cardinal Bergoglio
his duty was simple. Protect the innocent
and comfort the suffering. Bergoglio always used to say
that the poor, and the people that are left on the street, he
would say that the side of the road becomes invisible. And Bergoglio would always say
that we end up not seeing them, they form part of
an unknown landscape. He wanted us to open our
eyes so that we could take them into account. And I’d be sitting here,
“Hello father,” I’d say. And I would get
down and greet him. Before leaving the last
thing he always said was, “Pray for me, hallelujah.” He always said, “Pray for me.” He has always been the same,
worried about the problems of humankind, the
injustices and the poverty. He walked through the
neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and San Miguel. He walked everywhere, and he
knew and loved the people and they loved him very much. The fact is he was always a
person that liked to learn about reality by living it. You would always run into
him in the neighborhoods. He was never a desk priest. For me he was a very down to
earth and normal because I would travel with him in the subway,
I would speak with him and he would come to our parish, we
would go walking in the streets together, he was our priest,
he was one of the priests of our neighborhood,
the priest of the villa. In truth, it pains
me to have lost him… If we needed something we would
call him, Bergoglio would always lend a hand. Bergoglio is always listening. Bergoglio had a phrase
that he used more than once, “The Church has
to be on the borders.” Then he would tell the priests,
“You don’t call the people to the Churches, you have to
go where the people are.” As a child, Bergoglio was raised
by his maternal Grandmother. His love for her profoundly
impacted his views on care for the elderly and the dying. His Grandmother impacted
him very much and he had such a great admiration, a
great care for the elderly. He always said that society
should not abandon them, but look after them,
care for them. He had this great concern. Cardinal Bergoglio’s consistent
stand for Catholic values in every area; for the poor, the
unborn, and the sanctity of marriage – drew the ire of
Argentina’s political elites. Pope Francis, really has a big
problem with the structure of governments, especially in
Argentina where you have this kind of political
entrepreneurship. The leadership lives in a very
ostentatious manner, and the poor are suffering, a lot of
poverty and exclusion and Cardinal Bergoglio opposed this. When Nestor and Cristina
Kirchner pushed to legalize same sex marriage in Argentina in
2010, Bergoglio opposed the plan, noting that every
child deserved both a mother and a father. President Cristina Kirchner was
outraged at his opposition to the law and attacked him
personally, accusing Bergoglio of leading a
modern day inquisition. But whether it was
social or moral issues, Bergoglio consistently defended
the Catholic position as it related to the
lives of Argentinians. What becomes very clear in
looking at the life of Pope Francis is a Christian witness
that is focused on great respect and charity
for the human person. He does not choose between
social justice or social issues because he sees a unity
of all of these issues. He cared about the social
situation of the needy, the elderly, and the children;
that concern was misinterpreted by the media. He never intervened
in politics; that is true. Reporters interpreted his words
as allusions to politics and that’s another thing. Cardinal Bergoglio wrote that
his strongly worded homilies were not expressions of partison
politics, but a message for everyone about the need
for morality in daily life. But the media and
some politicians took or applied it personally. President Nestor Kichner came
out of the church and announced that Bergoglio was the
“leader of the opposition.” There was a lot of resentment
there and that was an opportunity for them to sort of
collude and put the narrative out there that Bergoglio
was a collaborator with the military government. Left wing journalist
and former leftist guerilla Horacio Verbitsky accused
Bergoglio of being complicit in the kidnapping of two Jesuit
priests during the violent turmoil of Argentina’s infamous
“dirty war” in the 1970’s. There has long been a political
vendetta in Argentina between the people on the left who lost
the dirty war and didn’t manage to turn Argentina into a
communist country and the people on the right who
fought against them. And Father Bergoglio was
caught in the middle of that. And because he did not
ally himself with the guerillas during the war they
have had a long-standing resentment against him. What is true is that these
hypotheses always became a policy against Bergoglio
supported by the government of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner who
have always seen Bergoglio as a political enemy. Horacio Verbitsky actually
worked for the guerillas. He is an editor at a
newspaper called Pagina Doce. Argentines laugh and they call
it the official gazette because it so much speaks
the government’s line. I think he truly saw this as
an opportunity to inflict damage on the church. To understand the accusations
we must trace the rise of Pope Francis. On April 22, 1973, Father
Bergoglio took his final vows as a Jesuit. He had spent more than
15 years in formation. During these years, he witnessed
the historic rise and fall of Juan and Eva Peron, and
learned well the fleeting nature of political power. By this time, despite the fact
that he was just 36 years old, he had so impressed his fellow
Jesuits, that he was named Provincial Superior
for all of Argentina. But the young priest
faced steep challenges. It was a difficult
time, because in 1973, we had four Presidents. In 1976, the military
took over the government. So Bergoglio was the provincial
during one of the most difficult periods in the
history of Argentina. Bergoglio was also challenged
by changes within the church. A growing number of priests
and theologians in Latin America began to see liberation
through political, economic and social revolution. In its most extreme
interpretation, liberation theology served to justify
guerilla movements with Marxist revolutionary ideas. Bergoglio guided
his priests away from politics and confrontation. Nevertheless, political
violence sometimes struck too close to home. The new military dictatorship
under General Videla was opposed by Marxist guerilla
groups and labor unions. The Junta set out to ruthlessly
eliminate its enemies. The ensuing violence became
known as the “Dirty War,” and tore the nation apart. Horacio Verbitsky claimed that
during the 1976 kidnapping of two Jesuit priests, Bergoglio
turned a blind eye since he disagreed with their
political involvement. They couldn’t accept the
rules that Bergoglio set as a superior. They had to leave the area where
they were staying because he could not guarantee their safety
in the face of the many dangers involving the kidnappings
of people during the military dictatorship. But they did not agree, and they
decided to leave the Society of Jesus, to stop being Jesuits
and continue their pastoral and political activities. Shortly after, they were
kidnapped by the military forces and were imprisoned
and tortured. Bergoglio got the chaplain who
served the dictator to call in sick so that he could go to
see the dictator himself and personally appeal for the
release of those Jesuits. One of the kidnapped priests,
Father Francisco Jalics, has himself denied the
allegations saying, quote: “The fact is, Orlando Yorio
and I were not denounced by Father Bergoglio.” He did a lot of things behind
the scenes, undercover, to try to help people. One story where he gave his
clothing and his ID to someone who is being chased by the
military so that guy could get across the border
and out of the country. He was basically trying
to help people from a humanitarian stand point. His years as Jesuit Provincial,
followed by a period as Rector of Theology and Philosophy at
the Colegio Maximo de San Jose, would reveal the character and
leadership of the future Pope. I think that if there is a
theme that becomes underlined, it is his mercy. Bergoglio is capable of
forgiving the things that perhaps we would not forgive. He was a spiritual man. A man who prayed a lot. When we would get up at 6:30 or
7:00 to go to mass, at this time Bergoglio had already prayed and
had laundered the bedding and towels for 150 Jesuits. He would have taken them
out, hung them up to dry, and we would just be
trying to get out of bed. He taught us how
to be real friends, not just co-workers, friends. We have to love each other. We have to stand
together especially in the most difficult moments. He was very intelligent. He was academic and studious,
but above all he had an intuitive intelligence. He could read people
immediately, and he would see through you and you
couldn’t hide things from him. And with that,
he would help you. He taught us the human
dimension of the apostolate, of the mission, I can’t get
the faith across to a boy, if that boy is hungry. I was doing the spiritual
exercises and on the fourth day, he called me and said that I
was very comfortable praying, sleeping and eating. At the door there is a
woman with four children without shelter so stop your
retreat and find them shelter. Once they have a house,
you can go back to praying.” We came back after we
completed the mission, the mission in which
he intervened directly. He knew how to help people and
he knew which doors to knock on to find them help. In 1986, Father Bergoglio
traveled to Germany to further his theological studies. Upon his return to Argentina,
he was sent to Cordoba where he humbly served the Jesuit
community as confessor and spiritual director. No one predicted High Church
Office in his future. However, his humility caught
the attention of Cardinal Antonio Quarracino
of Buenos Aires. In 1992, he appointed Father
Bergoglio Auxiliary Bishop. Five years later, Bergoglio
would succeed as Archbishop and become the spiritual
leader of the city he loved. As a Bishop, he had received
a big house, very beautiful. And he went all through the
house, and found it full of items such as blankets,
non-perishable food. So, what did he do? He went out with these
items and gave them away. He was the Archbishop of Buenos
Aires, the highest authority of the church in Argentina, and the
first surprising impression was that he answered his own
phone, without secretaries. This was so shocking that the
foreign colleagues asked me, “But are you sure
he’s the Cardinal?” Could it be his assistant?” We have all bumped into him
in the streets of Buenos Aires, I saw him on the subway
more than one time and we would talk. He is a man that has never owned
a car when he was Archbishop and never accepted a taxi or a car
ride anywhere because he would say, “The public ways of
transportation allow me to meet people and understand
what they are going through.” Cardinal Bergoglio’s
influence extended even beyond Buenos Aires. When Pope Benedict XVI came
to Aparecida, Brazil, it was Bergoglio who was put in charge
of writing one of the most important documents on
the church in the new world. I had the great
pleasure of meeting him in Aparecida, Brazil,
during the meetings of the Latin American
Bishops Conference. When I listened to his homily he
said some things that were very profound and very impactful. I’ve seen so few people like him
who are able to impart such deep thoughts in a simple
and relevant way, breaking with protocols. He would share with you an
anecdote and touch your heart with its message. Yet, his activities in Buenos
Aires were even more powerful than his words. For him, the center of Buenos
Aires was not the Plaza de Mayo, where the powerful live, but
rather, the city’s periphery. As Bishop of Buenos Aires,
he always sought after those neglected by the powerful. He made them the focus. This not only helped the people
in these neighborhoods live better lives, but it also
made the rest of the city of Buenos Aires, look at
these neighborhoods in a different way. I asked him,
“why mass in the villa?” Those are the questions I would
ask him, or “why would do you come to the villa?” And he would say that “he liked
being close to the poor because the poor would
offer him their hearts.” Working for Cardinal
Bergoglio, Father Di Paola’s efforts to rejuvenate the
infamous Buenos Aires slum Villa 21, a neighborhood where
taxi’s won’t travel and even police won’t enter, gained
the attention of drug lords who threatened his life. I went one day and said to him,
“Look, they have threatened to kill me and I think
it could be serious.” Then he took his
head in his hands. I remember he sat down and
the first thing he said was, “I am going to ask God that
if something has to happen, let it happen
to me and not you.” Cardinal Bergoglio immediately
rasied Father Di Paola’s profile and made sure the media
knew of the death threats. The outcry of public
support helped save Father Di Paola’s life. So they really were difficult
moments but you never felt alone, because your friends,
the people in the villas, people from other places too, people
from society in general and most of all, the bishop,
were standing side by side. The Archdiocese of Buenos Aires
is a very complex archdiocese. He supported many programs
that other priests and pastoral workers carried out in the
prisons, with street kids, so many initiatives and they
acquired quite a strong dynamic in the archdiocese. This has always
set Bergoglio apart. I would never define him
as an intellectual, he was a man of action. He is not a man that is
interested in culture as an academic subject, interestingly
he respected that work a lot, but it was not his priority. His priority was social action. Someone asked me what would be
his most outstanding quality? It’s difficult to say
but one is his sensitivity, being attentive to others, being
sensitive, listening to the needs of others. He worked a lot in the prisons,
not many people knew this. He would often visit the
hospitals, visit the nursing homes; being so
close to those in need. The defining image of
Bergoglio’s compassion and love for the underpriveleged – was
his custom of taking the holy Thursday washing of feet – and
bringing it to the suffering of Buenos Aires. It’s an act of charity, love,
and humility that Pope Francis has wanted to do all these years
as Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Going to the poorest people,
going to the people suffering the most. I believe he does it as an
act of following Jesus’ example. He washed my feet
and kissed my feet. It was very emotional,
very beautiful. It was such a
moving thing for me. In this moment I felt joy and
sadness, but real joy seeing the Cardinal do this to me and
I started to cry a little. Bergoglio always kept a very
low-profile, but he was a very determined man and he knew how
to knit an infinite number of relationships with
all kinds of people. That is a trait that he always
had, his personal relationships, a great memory and extreme
confidence in his rolodex. One day he asked me something
that is very common here in Argentina, and especially in
Buenos Aires, what team are you? Meaning, which
one do you support? So, he is a fan of San
Lorenzo, and I said, River. Well, when River was not playing
well and San Lorenzo was, he started joking about it
and I realized that this was a different man, a man who tries
to get closely acquainted with his neighbor, someone with whom
we can begin walking down a path of deep understanding. Cardinal Bergoglio and
Rabbi Skorka’s private meetings resulted in the co-authoring
of a best-selling book titled, “On Heaven and Earth.” We are first committed to
demonstrating that we can walk together, that we should walk
together, each one true to their own identity, yet striving
to present a message of spirituality and peace for
Argentina, for the City of Buenos Aires and for the world. My first reaction
was one of complete surprise and disbelief. The notion of a Holy Father
resigning was not something that we are at all
accustomed to thinking of. But I must say I came to the
conclave without any clear ideas as to what would happen. The conclave produced not just
a change, but also continuity. What’s very profound about the
election of Pope Francis is it was as if the Cardinals in the
conclave actually were reading Pope Benedict’s encyclical on
charity when they elected this man, whose life has personified
the Church’s mission of charity. To me it was very moving that
as he led us in the “Our Father” and the “Hail Mary;” the prayers
that every Catholic knows; whether you’re a
rocket scientist or an illiterate peasant. It was a very beautiful moment
as he led everyone in prayer. Everyone wanted someone who
would be able to communicate the Gospel as effectively as
John Paul II and Pope Benedict. You want a man of God. You want a man of
good pastoral governance. You want a man with a
sense of the church universal. You want a good communicator
and he fills those bills. Where he comes from is gravy. You talk about a booster shot
to the church in the Americas. This is gonna
be a real blessing. The election of the first
Pope from the American continent caused widespread joy throughout
Latin America, but especially in the Pope’s homeland. It was very emotional. I saw that face and suddenly,
the image dressed in white. He telephoned me from Rome. He said, ‘listen, they
didn’t let me leave Rome. I came here, they seized me
and they didn’t let me go back. The first thing I felt along
with joy was the sadness of realizing that we have
lost him, now he belongs to the whole world. But no doubt it’s a great joy. Providence wanted someone from
here to be elected, someone from this land, that we love so much. It has awakened
feelings of religious fervor. Senator Liliana Negre De Alonso,
a longtime supporter of Cardinal Bergoglio during contentious
public debates over abortion and same sex marriage, was
addressing the Argentine Senate when news of the
new Pope arrived. He was reviled, he was insulted,
he was defiled and as a reward the Lord put him in that
place as the successor of Peter on Earth. I went to my Office weeping
with joy and gave thanks to God because he compensated him. This person who had suffered in
the flesh the hours of Calvary. Despite her previous
well-publicized attacks on him, Pope Francis welcomed Argentine
President Cristina Kirchner for his first meeting with
the foreign head of state. He was also very humble and
practiced what he preached, “forgiveness, forgiveness,
forgive and forget.” He gave witness to this with the
President because he had asked 14 times to be granted a
visit with her yet he was always refused; 11 times the President
was outside of Argentina during the annual Te Deum Mass
in an effort to avoid him. And yet, instead of granting
her a mere protocol visit, he received her for a 2-hour
lunch and they spoke together without press, without
protocols, without rancor. The excitement over the new Pope
was felt most strongly by those closest to his heart. I jumped up and started
crying like Mary Magdalene. I had so many goose bumps. Such a good feeling. It was such a joy. A joy because the first
thing I thought was, oh! He washed my feet! Bergoglio! And now he’s Pope. There is such a great joy. There is a feeling that this
is the Pope of the Villas, of the slums. That’s what they call him. They gave us a poster with
that inscription for our chapel. They brought it
to us from Villa 21. The way he identified with the
Villas, those are the people that are very happy
about the election of Francis. In the days after his election,
everyone looked to share in the historic moment. Including the sport club the
Pope followed since childhood. He was elected Pope on a
Wednesday and San Lorenzo played the next Saturday or
Sunday in Colon de Santa Fe. We wanted to somehow pay
tribute to him on our jerseys. We asked for authorizations from
the Argentine soccer association and they authorized us for that
one time to add the picture of Pope Francis. For us it is something
tremendously important, not just for San
Lorenzo de Almagro. Even though it’s a big club in
Argentina, it wasn’t so well known up until now
with the new Pope. It has had a tremendous
significance for us; it has fulfilled and completely
exceeded our expectations. A Pope not only from Argentina,
not only from Latin America, but a Pope from the New World. A Pope from The Americas,
from the Ecclesia in America that John Paul II dreamed of. Latin America has gone through
some very difficult times, but the fact that we have
these great qualities and great values such as religious fervor,
that strong sense of family, those cultural roots,
and ancestral peoples. With this accumulation of
cultural and religious wealth which can now be
shared at a universal level, this is an important moment. For me, the election of the new
Pope, Pope Francis, who is the first Pope from the American
continent, it’s a special sign from God that we need to
participate actively in the life of the Church and it is a
time for all of us to feel the responsibility of being an
important part of the life of the Church. I was impressed by his efforts
not to be captured by the office but to be actually himself
in the service of the office of St. Peter. He didn’t want to only be
the Pope, he wanted to be a human being. He paid his own bills, he asked
for a blessing of the people on the balcony of St Peter’s, and
I hope he continues to exercise his individual personality
in the context of his service as Pope. And in this Pope we have
someone who teaches by his personal witness and by the
language that he uses to relate to the average person. He said, “Hello, this is Jorge.” When he told me that he was
Jorge, I asked, “The Pope”? And he said, “Yes, how
did you recognize my voice?” And I told him, “How
wouldn’t I recognize you?” He is very humble. And she says to me very
surprised “The Pope is calling.” And I told her,
“Well put him through.” And he said, “Happy birthday!” And I told him,
“How are you Jorge? Well, Francis now.” But he likes to be
called Jorge like always. He is very close to many people
and he remembers their birthdays and so, even though he was
announced as Pope he also remembered my birthday. He showed something he has
always lived, that joy of being with the people; I believe
that now he understands that his Petrine ministry
is for the people. In the days after his election,
the world asked, “what can we expect from this
simple and humble Pope? This is the big question that I
don’t have sufficient authority to answer, so I have
to refer to his words. A church that will not stay
still, a non-static church, we can be sure that this will
be the church of Pope Francis. There is a phrase ‘the person
who stays locked in a room will suffocate,’ he speaks
of a Church that is not self-referential, a church
that reaches out to the people. He wants a Holy Church, or at
least one that strives to obtain virtue and that virtue has to
be demonstrated particularly in poverty, that is why he
chose the name Francis. In his first international
voyage, Pope Francis traveled to Brazil for World
Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. There he welcomed millions of
young people, challenging them to discover the transformative
power of their Catholic faith. If we think back to the election
of Pope John Paul II in the 1970’s, we saw this great
awakening of Christianity behind the Iron Curtain. The great challenge today is:
how do we deal with the new globalization of the Church
where the vast majority of Catholics today live in poverty? And so, now with Pope Francis
may be able to do for the Western Hemisphere what
John Paul II was able to do for Europe and the Soviet bloc. What a Pope does in our age can
reach far beyond the Catholic Church and the election of Pope
Francis means that the poor now have the most important
spiritual leader on Earth as a very personal advocate for them. His election challenges everyone
to look at their neighbor differently, to reach out in
charity, and to understand that every life deserves our help. There is the potential for a
real global reawakening of love of neighbor as a result
of this Pope’s leadership.

28 Replies to “Francis: The Pope From The New World – Full Documentary”

  1. The only other time in my life that I have felt this much joy in my heart from watching somebody is when I watch MLK. His love for the people is just so healing to witness.

  2. I love Pope Francis, dearly! This is my mere opinion, I felt the Knights did a less than ideal job in creating this documentary. It felt as though it was missing something and left me not as inspired than I had hoped.

  3. Poverty, poverty …? Is it always that the socialism is the main preoccupation of the post-Vatican 2 structure? Why Francis does not preach Christ to the world, Christ who is Son of living God, and asks nations to convert, to follow the Commandments? But to Francis, no, that is not necessary — the poor, the socialism, that is what matters! What Christ says about the poor? When a woman poured a pot of very, very expensive ointment on His head, many disciples were unnerved, "What is the meaning of this waste? they asked. It would have been possible to sell this at a great price, and give alms to the poor. This Jesus knew, and said to them, Why do you vex the woman? She did well to treat me so. You have the poor among you always; I am not always among you." — Matthew 26:8-11
    Men cannot fix poverty for good, but God can. But if men refuse to acknowledge Him, at all cost, poverty and depravity will be even worse.

  4. When a POPE feels loved, trusted, humbled, accepted, and appreciated, the POPE automatically begins to discipline, change, grow, and improve.

  5. I am so inspired by your film. What I hear from Pope Francis is.. The whole world could have an open mind and come together to take care of one another and love all. God Bless our world.

  6. god is love .love is everything and everything else is kinda in the back seat .wwjd=what would jesus do .I think this pope francis is doing a good job considering what's on his plate .the church of jesus christ including the catholic church is under an increased pressure from demonic forces .across the board all of the institutions are coming under demonic influence and attack. gods people much stop and pray pray and pray for gods people.not just your sons and daughters n family .pray for your country your elected officials and all those in power.don't hate instead pray for them and let god deal with them as only he can.

  7. Thank You Lord. Thank You Lord. Thank You Lord. Thank You for giving us a Pope after Your own heart!

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