Sunday, March 17, 2013
"Francis, rebuild my Church!"
Pope Francis' election by the College of Cardinals last week has sent shockwaves around the world.
The media seem to love him - although the bigoted Guardian, of course, tried to spread, discredited lies about him, but the consensus seems to be that he is loved for his simplicity, humility and sense of humour.
Now that it has been confirmed that he took his name after Saint Francis of Assisi, it brings to mind not only St Francis' poverty and love for peace and the environment but also the words he felt Christ speaking to him, "Francis, rebuild My Church!"
Let's pray that with the Saint's intercession he might help reform the Church and evangelise the world.