Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Pope Francis: The Pontiff of Firsts
I framed the statue of Pope John Paul II as if he was holding up the stain glass painting of the Virgin Mary.
Today was a big day for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis. The pope of many firsts:
First non-European pope of the modern era.
First from Latin America.
First to assume the name Francis.
Even though my parents are from the Philippines (where over 85% of the population are Roman Catholic) I was raised as a Protestant.
This Protestant offers many congratulations to my Catholic family members and friends on the election of their new pope.
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