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Vatican releases official photograph of Pope Francis...

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

  2. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

    This special section will be expanded and updated frequently in the coming days.

    WEDNESDAY: Elected Pope (YouTube)
    THURSDAY: Press briefing by Fr. Lombardi (YouTube)
    THURSDAY: Visit to Basilica of St. Mary Major (Rome Reports)
    THURSDAY: Mass in the Sistine Chapel (YouTube)
    FRIDAY: Audience with College of Cardinals in the Clementine Hall (YouTube)
    SATURDAY: Audience with journalists and media in Paul VI Hall (YouTube)
    SUNDAY: Angelus recitation in St. Peter's Square (YouTube)
    TUESDAY (MARCH 19): Inaugural Mass in St. Peter's Square (YouTube)
    WEDNESDAY (MARCH 20): Audience with delegates from Eastern Churches; no General Audience
    SATURDAY (MARCH 23): Lunch with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo (noon)

    Age: 76 years old
    Birth: December 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Books: Amazon ran out of print copies, but they have Sobre el Cielo y la Tierra in Spanish on Kindle
    Chemistry: He has a master's degree in chemistry
    Communion and Liberation: He's a big supporter of Fr. Giussani's movement
    Dirty War: (1) Everything you need to know... (2) Francis, the Jesuits and the Dirty War
    Health: He's missing one of his lungs, but in good health otherwise
    Jesuit: The first Jesuit pope, he entered the Society at age 21 and served as provincial in Argentina (1973-1979) and rector at San Miguel (1980-1986)
    Languages: Fluent in Spanish, Italian, and German. Smattering of English, French, and Portuguese.
    Motto: "Miserando atque eligendo" ("By having mercy and by choosing")
    Movie: His favorite movie is "Babette's Feast"
    Name: Previous: Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio, S.J. Regnal: His Holiness Pope Francis (NOT "Francis I")
    Painting: His favorite painting is "The White Crucifixion" by Marc Chagall
    Priest, bishop, cardinal: Ordained priest 12/13/1969. Named auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires and consecrated bishop 6/27/1992. Became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998. Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope John Paul II 2/21/2001.
    Rosary: Starting in 1985, "I recite all fifteen mysteries every day"
    Soccer: Card-carrying fan of San Lorenzo
    Tango: Before entering the Jesuits, he liked to go dancing with his girlfriend