A Better World While Doing Your Duty.
From the article: “This is the Pope we have been waiting for a long time.”
Pope addresses first Christmas message to those hoping for better world | World news | theguardian.com
Pope Francis has addressed his first Christmas message to every man or woman \”who hopes for a better world, who cares for others while humbly seeking to do his or her duty\”.He appeared at the vast balcony at the front of St Peters basilica to be greeted by screams fit for a pop star. Below him in St Peters Square was a crowd brimming with enthusiasm for the new pontiff and his humble, ascetic and socially aware form of Catholicism.That view of his faith was at the heart of his address. \”Looking at the child in the manger, our thoughts turn to those children who are the most vulnerable, victims of wars, but we think too of the elderly, of battered women, of the sick,\” he said.\”He exemplifies what a pope should be,\” said Marian Merrett from Belleville, Ontario. \”Hes like Jesus. Jesus too fed the poor and cared for the sick. He exemplifies what Jesus stood for. He lives like Jesus.\”In his sermon at the Christmas Eve mass, Francis had returned to his favourite theme, declaring that the shepherds who according to the gospels were the first to see Jesus after his birth \”were the first because they were among the last, the outcast\”.\”This is the pope weve been waiting for for a long time,\” said Anna Maria Pistorio as she waited by the barriers erected in St Pet