Praise for Pope

Posted Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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It was fitting that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as the 266th pope, now known as Francis.

His credentials as a man of great serenity, living an austere life and being a competent administrator, plus speaking out on controversial subjects, precede him. This shows his leadership-to-be.

He comes into the papacy without pomp and circumstance and from the New World, the first non-European pope in 1,000 years. His membership in the highly intellectual Jesuit order will benefit him as pope as he gets down to "taking care of business."

In all aspects of the Catholic Church, be it good, bad or ugly, he's a great defender of the Catholic doctrine. He is certainly going to be a pope of the people. Let's all wish him a long pontificate.

-- Sharon Ream, Fort Worth

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