Pope Francis I

Steve Pastor

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#2
Will he get the British and Argentines to get alnong over the Malvenas / Falklands.
Maybe he could draw a line through the islands and...

We're all Italians here, one woman in BA told me. Already heard a clip of the pope speaking and sounds like he has his Italian down.
 
#3
"Fast facts on Jorge Mario Bergoglio:
Born in 1936
Ordained as a priest in 1969
Initially trained as a chemist
Taught psychology, philosophy and theology
Became Buenos Aires archbishop in 1998
Became cardinal in 2001
***Known to love the tango***
Often rode the bus to work"
 

Steve Pastor

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#17
Have been wondering how long it would take...

Doubtful.

“He takes his vows of poverty very seriously. He refused to live in the bishop’s palace in Buenos Aires and instead moved into a small apartment where he cooks his own meals. He got rid of the chauffeur-driven limousine and took the bus to work,” says the Rev. Thomas Reese, a Vatican expert at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University in Washington.

When he was made a cardinal by John Paul II in 2001, his congregation collected money so they could accompany him on his trip to Rome. But he asked them all to stay at home in Argentina, to give the collection to the poor, and to let him travel to the Vatican on his own, noted Corriere della Sera, one of Italy’s leading newspapers, this morning.
 

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