Two years after the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis, the Catholic Church is back.
From the moment he appeared on the loggia of St. Peter’s in a simple white cassock, we knew that Francis was a game changer.
Images immediately went viral of the newly elected Vicar of Christ washing the feet of AIDS patients,riding the bus in Buenos Aires and ministering to God’s people living in the slums. In the two years since, Francis has again and again reminded us of that troublemaker who founded the faith, Jesus of Nazareth. Then again, I guess that’s the point.
Pundits suggested that the Jesuit from Argentina would change his ways to adapt to the papacy. To the contrary, he has stayed the same priest and man of the poor that he always was and instead has transformed both the papacy and the Church.
I’ve experienced this transformation…
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