Pope Francis I
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

"Habemus Papam from Argentina"

After the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI Cardenal Joseph Ratzinger there was a conclave at the Vatican where Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aged 76 was elected the 266th in the Catholic Church. His task is to be the official shepherd after Peter the apostle, who will lead a folk of over a billion one hundred thousand Catholics throughout the world.Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was Born in Buenos Aires Argentina on December 17, 1936, of Italian descent, he is the first pope form the western hemisphere, the first Latin American pope. As a Pope he chose the name Francis after Saint Francis of Assisi, a saint who was known for his mission to rebuild the Church in his time and who cared for the poor. He bore the stigmata or wounds of Christ and lived a humble life dedicated to serve the poor.

Pope Francis was ordained a priest in the order of the Jesuits, whose main founder was Saint Ignatius of Loyola, one of the cofounders was Saint Francis Xavier who was known as a missionary saint.

At the age of 21 one of his lungs was removed due to illness, but he regained his health and is in top health condition to lead the Church. He has been a very conservative priest, bishop and cardinal. He has lived a life of humility, austerity and respect for the poor and the needy. He has shown his commitment to traditional Catholic Theology and has publicly struggled for the poor and for human rights. Living in Argentina a country where there is a large poor population, he has complained to the government about the misery of human life and inequality considering poverty a violation of human rights.

He has shown publicly his humility by refusing to travel in luxurious cars like many other religious, he has seen using public transport not only in Argentina but also in Rome. He is also a profound devotee of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

He comes as a ray of hope for the Catholic Church during these times when there are scandals in the Church about homosexuality and pederasty, when many Catholics are moving to easy doctrines found in other Christian Churches.

The Church is waiting for a strong leader capable of defending Jesus' teachings including the preservation of life, no to abortions, no to euthanasia, no to contraception, no to homosexuality, no to gay marriages, no to vice, no to sin and yes to Jesus Christ our Lord.

Some of Pope Francis writings include:

  • Meditations for the Religious
  • Reflections of Hope
  • To Educate: Exactingness and Passion
  • Putting the Motherland on One's Shoulders
  • The Nation to Be Built
  • Corruption and Sin
  • True Power Is Service
  • The social debts of our times
  • On Heaven and Earth

Judging by the titles of his works we can see that his philosophy is based on love for the Catholic faith, love for the poor and his goal is sainthood for everyone.

According to the prophecies of Saint Malachi about the popes of the Church, Pope Francis corresponds to the last pope whom He calls Petrus Romanus or Peter the Roman. He will be in charge of keeping the orthodoxy of the Catholic Church.

In the persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations after which the seven hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. .

Let us hope that our new shepherd will take care of us and protect our faith during theses times of apostasy and corruption.

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