Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Viva il Papa (Sud) Americano!

Habemus Papam :-)

At last, white smoke.
And the winner is.....

Jorge Mario Bergoglio...

Never heard of him until today.
But I like him already.

There's something irresistible about a man with one lung...


His favourite football team is called 'The Saints'.
Sense of humour...check.

He is South American.
This is fair, I think.
The world's largest collection of Catholics lives in South America.
So it is indeed fitting that we are led by someone from that continent.
This can only be good for The Church.

Although...he is the son of an Italian. But let's keep that quiet for now. :-)

Today is South America's Day.
So, in tribute...

I doubt he would be into whisky and soda and rock and roll...
But you just never know. :-)

By the way, he became a priest at the age of 32!

Um, is priesthood just one of the options of MGTOW, I wonder?
Serious question...

Our New Pope is a Jesuit. The first ever Jesuit Pope!
Seeing as I come from a Jesuit parish, I can confirm that there are a lot of happy people where I hail from. :-)

The one word emerging from all quarters regarding this new Pope is...'humble'.

The one word that characterised Pope John Paul II was 'charismatic'.
The one word that described best Pope Benedict XVI was 'academic'.

This Pope rides the tube (subway/metro to the Americans among us).
He flies economy.
I didn't even know this was possible for a high-up man of the cloth.

Here is a Pope who will live like Our Lord himself lived.
Leadership by example.
I like that.

And what's our New Pope to be called?

Taking his cue from St. Francis of Assisi...a saint who epitomised humility...

Francis the First.
Francesco I.
Franziskus I.
Fran├žois I.

Or to us simple folk, Papa Frankie!

Another tribute:


I have no allusions, delusions or illusions that I am high in the pecking order of Papa Frankie's religious harem.
But hey, a girl can dream, no?

For the record, I still love Papa Ben.
Plenty of room in my heart for two (living) Popes :-)

Well done, South America!
Well done, Argentina!

Viva il Papa!

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