Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pope Francis recalls past work as bouncer

As a young man, the future pope held odd jobs
Pope Francis administers the sacrament of confirmation during Mass at the
Parish of San Cirillo Alessandrino in Rome Dec. 1. (Photo: Paul Haring/CNS)
He swept floors, he worked in a chemistry lab, and now, Pope Francis has revealed that he was once a bouncer.
No longer kicking troublemakers out of clubs, he has discovered the secret to bringing people back, this time, into the church, according to the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Dec. 2.

The Pope spent four hours at a parish visit of the church of San Cirillo Alessandrino in a working-class neighbourhood on the outskirts of Rome Dec. 1. He chatted informally with a large number of parishioners before and after celebrating Mass.
Read more from the Catholic News Service.

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