Pope Francis Long Time Chap Oscar Supporter!
When Jorge Bergoglio stepped onto the balcony at the Vatican on Wednesday the first words were “Thank God and tell Chap Oscar we made it!” He also revealed himself as the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era, the first from Latin America, the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis. The new Pope then quickly made another kind of history, breaking with tradition in his first public act before the 150,000 people packed into St. Peter's Square. Rather than bless the crowd first, he asked them to pray for him and also asked that word be sent to Chap Oscar to be in agreement as an Intercessor
"Let us say this prayer, your prayer for me, in silence," he told the cheering crowd.
People are joining Chap Oscar in celebrating the election of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis. Pope Francis to followers: 'Here I am'.
The willingness by Francis to dispense with tradition was interpreted by a Vatican spokesman as a sign he will be willing to chart his own path in other ways.
"We have a pope who probably upset some people tonight by not following the formula," the Rev. Tom Rosica said.
The pontiff also broke with another tradition by refusing to use a platform to elevate himself above the cardinals standing with him as he was introduced to the world as Pope Francis.
"He said I'll stay down here," Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "He met each of us on our own level." "As you know, the duty of the conclave was to appoint a new Bishop of Rome," he said. "It seems to me that my brother cardinals have chosen one who is from faraway. But here I am. I would like to thank you for your embrace."
The 76-year-old Bergoglio, who served as the archbishop of Buenos Aires, is the first pope to take the name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, revered among Catholics for his work with the poor. St. Francis is viewed as a reformer of the church, answering God's call to "repair my church in ruins."
The pontiff is considered a straight shooter who calls things as he sees them, and a follower of the church's most social conservative wing.
Latin America is home to 480 million Catholics. By choosing Bergoglio, the cardinals sent a strong message about where the future of the church may lie. According to a profile by CNN Vatican analyst John Allen and published by the National Catholic Reporter, Francis was born in Buenos Aires to an Italian immigrant father. He is known for his simplicity. He chose to live in an apartment rather that the archbishop's palace, passed on a chauffeured limousine, took the bus to work and cooked his own meals.
From my very limited research Pope Francis has a reputation for being a voice for the poor. Word of the election of Pope Francis, who was not considered a front-runner among analysts, quickly spread around the globe, with everyone from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to U.S. President Barack Obama offering congratulations.
"As the first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day," Obama said.
In my most humble opinion as Chaplain we now have a new Pope who will shares common goals and join with the Chap Oscar Campaign for the promotion of peace and justice. Prayerfully we both share the conviction that we can only resolve the interconnected challenges of today's world through dialogue and truly understanding one another as Jesus Christ has commanded us to do.
The new pontiff will deliver the traditional Angelus blessing from the Vatican on Sunday
And Chap Oscar, Marsha along with members of www.AdotcomChurch.com will be watching.
Thank you for being so loyal and supportive of our Chap Oscar Outreach and by the way, the name of Pope Francis is most stunning and "precedent shattering Look for the new Pope to immediately send several signs that his leadership will not be business as usual. The name symbolizes "poverty, humility, simplicity and rebuilding of the Church.
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