Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pope Francis has 'already won our hearts'

New Pontiff to cardinals: 'I hope God forgives you'
Pope Francis appears for the first time on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 13.
(CNS photo/Paul Haring)
The newly elected Pope Francis joked with cardinals over dinner March 13, telling them he hoped God would forgive them for having chosen him. Catholic News Agency has a story.

"When the Secretary of State toasted him, he toasted us back and said, 'I hope God forgives you,'" Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan recalled at the Pontifical North American College that night.

"He has already won our hearts, and we had a very fraternal meal at the Domus Santa Marta, where we have been staying," said the cardinal during an 11 p.m. press conference.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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