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Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« on: March 14, 2013, 09:44:AM »
Shunning security, Pope Francis made an unexpected visit to Santa Maria Maggiore church to pray for Our Lady's guidance.

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Re: Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 09:51:AM »
Francis.   :awww:
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Re: Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 09:51:AM »
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Re: Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 09:58:AM »
I like this man's humility. I'm hoping that that humility will mean reverence for tradtion. :)
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Re: Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 10:22:AM »
I like this man's humility. I'm hoping that that humility will mean reverence for tradtion. :)

Sometimes humility requires you to do things that make you uncomfortable because they don't seem humble and you're trying to be humble.  But you need to do them because other people need them.  A humble man might shun the pomp and circumstance that comes with the office of pope, but people need that.  It helps us remember what the office is, and reassures us that the man who hold the office is treating it with the seriousness it requires.  And I certainly hope Pope Francis won't avoid taking proper security precautions out of a sense of humility.  He mentioned going to Santa Maria Maggiore yesterday, so people knew he was going there, and if he showed up without security and somebody wanted to cause trouble, it could have been a real problem.
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Re: Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 10:25:AM »
I really do not think "sneaked out" applies.

He publicly announced his visit.
He had security.
The Church was obviously cleared of people. The people there were all staff and they were kept away from HH, until HH went to them.




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Re: Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 10:31:AM »
The pope that Pope Francis is shown praying in front of is Saint Pius V.
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Re: Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 10:36:AM »
...and that hymn is emblematic of the Franciscans. Like I said before my heart is over ruling my head for now.

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Re: Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013, 10:40:AM »
The pope that Pope Francis is shown praying in front of is Saint Pius V.

A Jesuit name after the father of the Franciscans praying to a Dominican.  Got it. 

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Re: Pope Francis Sneaks Out of the Vatican
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 10:42:AM »
The pope that Pope Francis is shown praying in front of is Saint Pius V.

A Jesuit name after the father of the Franciscans praying to a Dominican.  Got it. 

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