The Papacy Renewed: the Installation of Pope Francis

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Crowds and dignitaries gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the formal inauguration of Pope Francis at the Vatican on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The Pontiff urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for the Mass to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out his priorities as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

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JoseTheDonkey
JoseTheDonkey

Everyone, beware. The Pope is a child rapist. He will come to your home and shoot you then rape your children. Kill this guy before that happens. First hand experience here.

juliekelly272
juliekelly272

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CrossWinds
CrossWinds

Signs of an apostle of Christ.........Paul was a great example.........

.......... 1 Corinthians 4:9-13..........9 Instead, I sometimes think God has put us apostles on display, like prisoners of war at the end of a victor’s parade, condemned to die. We have become a spectacle to the entire world—to people and angels alike. 10 Our dedication to Christ makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed. 11 Even now we go hungry and thirsty, and we don’t have enough clothes to keep warm. We are often beaten and have no home. 12 We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us. 13 We appeal gently when evil things are said about us. Yet we are treated like the world’s garbage, like everybody’s trash—right up to the present moment.

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

Paul the apostle set the standard of a true apostle of Christ.........

.........2 Corinthians 11:23-29...........

23 Are they servants of Christ? I know I sound like a madman, but I have served him far more! I have worked harder, been put in prison more often, been whipped times without number, and faced death again and again. 24 Five different times the Jewish leaders gave me thirty-nine lashes. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. Once I spent a whole night and a day adrift at sea. 26 I have traveled on many long journeys. I have faced danger from rivers and from robbers. I have faced danger from my own people, the Jews, as well as from the Gentiles. I have faced danger in the cities, in the deserts, and on the seas. And I have faced danger from men who claim to be believers but are not. 27 I have worked hard and long, enduring many sleepless nights. I have been hungry and thirsty and have often gone without food. I have shivered in the cold, without enough clothing to keep me warm. 28 Then, besides all this, I have the daily burden of my concern for all the churches. 29 Who is weak without my feeling that weakness? Who is led astray, and I do not burn with anger..........