Well it’s been one month since Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis I. And from all the great pictures we’ve been seeing, it seems to be going quite well! After the initial I-just-got-elected-pope jitters (which is completely understandable…), Pope Francis seems to have settled in quite comfortably, making me believe that being Pope isn’t so scary, and definitely gets easier with time.
Many people are saying that the Pope is setting a new tone in the papacy. By keeping things simple, denying a lavish lifestyle, and focusing on the poor, Pope Francis has shown a refreshing humility in his new role. Quite certainly not all talk, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 young prisoners in a juvenile detention center on the Holy Thursday – the day Christianity celebrates Jesus’ Last Supper ahead of his crucifixion – during Holy Week. Pope Francis even paid for his own hotel bill the day after he was elected. Now, that’s a way to score some major bonus points…
And, it really seems impossible for Pope Francis to greet anyone without a big, sincere smile. With his fun and animated facial expressions, we can’t get enough of this new Pope, and we hope you feel the same! Don’t miss any of his contagious smiles, and follow us back to Newscom for more!
My how times have changed. Who would’ve thought you’d be seeing men in white robes holding up smartphones, posting videos to social media sites? I guess with the Pope having over 2.3 million followers on Twitter, priests too must get in on the action.
Pope Francis even accepted a jersey from his favorite soccer team, the San Lorenzo Soccer Club in Buenos Aires. Clearly he was excited!
Another job that comes along with being Pope–or any political figure for that matter–is apparently kissing lots of babies. When did this whole kissing babies thing come into political roles anyway?
Maybe sometimes babies don’t want to be kissed? I wonder what all those kids say when they’re all grown up though, “…hey, guess what? I was kissed by the Pope. Yeah, no big deal.”
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