Skip to comments.Pope Francis Is First Catholic Pontiff From The Americas; He Is Known As A Humble Intellectual
Posted on 03/13/2013 6:24:24 PM PDT by Biggirl
Pope Francis is the first ever from the Americas, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentinas conservative Catholic church. Known until Wednesday as Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed. He came close to becoming pope last time, reportedly gaining the second-highest vote total in several rounds of voting before he bowed out of the running in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI.
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“Humble Intellectual”... Generally an oxymoron but from what I’ve read, it may be an accurate description of this Pope.
This is great news.
From what I’ve heard, he is in to “social justice”. I fear he become a Robin Hood and redistributor of wealth — in other words, expect a tag team of the Catholic Church, and the Socialist Democrats.
Please convince me I’m wrong....
MS in Chemistry
smart guy for sure
His vision of social justice is the correct one: justice proceeds from individuals living the moral and ethical principles of Christianity and practicing charity and concern for those they come into contact with. He doesn’t seem to believe that all good things flow from the government, and in fact was known for his opposition to Marxism.
A Spring chicken!
Well, it seems as though his strength is in his humility.
Plus he rejected “liberation theology”.
Hey if he can look good for guy his age, God Bless him.
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