13 March 2013

Long live Pope Francis!

St Ignatius of Loyola is certainly smiling today. Not to mention St Francis of Assisi, after whom Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio took his regnal name.

A Pope who names himself Francis to remember the Saint who witnessed and agitated ‘for the poor, for the disenfranchised, for those living on the fringes and facing injustice’, is a Pope I can gladly honour as a spiritual leader even from my perch outside the Roman Catholic Church looking in.

Praise be to God, and viva il Papa Francesco!


  1. I guess something that has made your heart glad after some time. Fulfillment of what you want to see in the Church?

  2. Not yet, of course. But I certainly hope so!