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Hopeful Words (reblog from Simone Brosig)

Thoughts from a Canadian friend i had the occasion to chat with after getting back from the Piazza last night:

Simone Brosig

Who is this Cardinal Bergoglio? Who will he become, this Pope Francis? My prayer is for a shepherd whose agenda is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nothing more. Nothing less. Here are some past words from Cardinal Bergoglio and now Pope Francesco. *


“The unjust distribution of goods persists, creating a situation of social sin that cries out to Heaven and limits the possibilities of a fuller life for so many of our brothers [and sisters].”


“Only someone who has encountered mercy, who has been caressed by the tenderness of mercy, is happy and comfortable with the Lord.”


“We live in the most unequal part of the world, which has grown the most yet reduced misery the least.”

Unemployed people in Argentina during 2001 economic

“We have to avoid the spiritual sickness of a self-referential church. . . It’s true that when you get out into the street, as happens to every man and woman, there can…

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