The world reels at the choice of the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
Which is most surprising? From South America? Humble and simple lifestyle? Jesuit? Taking the name Francis?
His prayer as he begins his Pontificate could be the prayer of his patron:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.....
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