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On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:06 in the afternoon Rome time, the world was blessed with a new vicar of Christ. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. He was elected on the fifth ballot of the conclave on the second day. As the world watched the smoke stack of the Sistine Chapel, waiting, the smoke came at 7:06 Rome time, and it was White!! Habemus Papam!
Keep Pope Francis in prayer as he becomes the New Pope of the Catholic Church and the Bishop of Rome. Prayer Card
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis is a 79-year-old Argentine Cardinal from Buenos Aires, has been selected as the 266th leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the first pope ever to be elected from South America, the first Jesuit to hold the position, First non-European, and the first Francis.
Pope Francis is taking his name from the most popular saint around the world, St. Francis of Assisi. The saint who heard Christ command "Rebuild me Church." St. Francis of Assisi is renowned for his humility and simplicity which is a indication of Pope Francis' spirituality. Pope Francis gives every appearance of being very spiritual along with Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
Coat of Arms and Motto
During a Vatican press conference on Monday, March 18th, Pope Francis' coat of arms and motto were unveiled. The coat of arms is almost identical to his Cardinal coat of arms. From the Vatican Information Service, here are details about the symbols found on Pope Francis' coat of arms:
The shield has a bright blue background, at the centre top of which is a yellow radiant sun with the IHS christogram on it representing Jesus (it is also the Jesuit logo). The IHS monogram, as well as a cross that pierces the H, are in red with three black nails directly under them. Under that, to the left, is a star representing Mary, Mother of Christ and the Church. To the right of the star is a nard flower representing Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. With these symbols the Pope demonstrates his love for the Holy Family.
Pope Francis' papal motto, is the same one that he used while he was Bishop in Buenos Aires. It is: "miserando atque eligendo" meaning "by having mercy; by choosing him" It is from the homily of the Vererable Bede on the call of St. Matthew. Vatican Radio explains the significance of this passage to the Holy Father:
This homily, which focuses on divine mercy and is reproduced in the Liturgy of the Hours on the Feast of Saint Matthew, has taken on special significance in the Pope's life and spiritual journey.
In fact it was on the Feast of Saint Matthew in 1953 that a young, seventeen-year-old Jorge Bergoglio was touched by the mercy of God and felt the call to religious life in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
For Information and news on Pope Francis.
|3/13/13||Link||White smoke Pope has been elected - Video||Rome Reports|
|3/13/13||Link||Francis to Faithful: 'Pray for me, Trust in Me' - Video||Rome Report|
|3/13/13||Link||Pope Francis: His First Words||News.va|
|3/14/13||Link||Pope Francis: 1st homily (full text)||Vatican Radio|
|3/14/13||Link||Rooftops and Relevance||OSV|
|3/17/13||Link||Pope's first Angelus: God never gets tired of forgiving. We get tired of asking for forgiveness - Video||Rome Reports|
|3/19/13||Link||Pope gets our of Popemobile to bless disabled man before Inaugural Mass - Video||Rome Reports|
|3/19/13||Link||Pope: Homily for inaugural Mass of Petrine Ministry||News.va|
|3/19/13||Link||Pope Francis - Homily at Mass of Inauguration - Video||Salt and Light TV|
|3/20/13||Link||Hundreds of volunteers helped at the Pope's First Mass in St. Peter's Square - video||Rome Reports|
|3/20/13||Link||Meet the three people Pope Francis wanted front and center, during his Inaugural Mass - Video||Rome Reports|
|3/23/13||Link||Pope Francis Meets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI||National Catholic Register|
|3/24/13||Link||The Palm Sunday Homily of Pope Francis||The Catholic World Report|
|3/26/13||Link||Pope Francis to live in Vatican guesthouse, not papal apartments||Catholic News Service|
|3/27/13||Link||Self-absorption is root of evil within church, future pope said||Catholic News Service|
|3/4/13||Link||Pope continues ctechesis on the Year of Faith - video||Rome Reports|
|4/24/13||Link||Pope Francis: Let's not be 'sleeping Christians' - Video||Rome Report|
On Thursday, October 11, 2012, at 5:30 PM Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will celebrate the opening Mass for the Year of Faith. The date coincides with the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and the ending date of November 24th 2013 coincides with the Feast of Christ the King. “The Year of Faith is a great opportunity for all of us to grow in our relationship with God and to rediscover the truth, beauty and power of the Catholic faith”. These words from Bishop Kevin Rhoades sum up the much-anticipated time of spiritual renewal which is upon Catholics.
To see the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocesan Press Release Click Here! Also check out Flocknotes.com as they send out daily portions of the Catechism. If you read every daily message until the end of the "Year of Faith" you will read the entire CCC.
Check out the "My Year of Faith" for some great information!! Also check out the Today's Catholic Article to find out what the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese is going to be doing for this upcoming year.
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