With the election of Pope Francis, the Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Rev. Robert A. Sirico released the following statement.

“Pope Francis is a man of great spirituality who is known for his commitment to doctrinal orthodoxy as well as for his simplicity of life,” Rev. Sirico said. “Like Benedict XVI, he combines concern for the poor with an insistence that it’s not the Church’s responsibility to be a political actor or to prescribe precise solutions to economic problems. In that regard, he’s a model for all Catholic bishops and clergy throughout the world.”


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    Viva La Pope!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tlisti Tony Listi

    The new pope needs to be watched carefully on economic issues.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1481313.stm
    “Speaking at the church dedicated to San Cayetano, the patron saint of work and bread, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio spoke of the contrast between “poor people who are persecuted for demanding work, and rich people who are applauded for fleeing from justice”.”

    What did he mean? What was the context? Does he support public sector unions gouging the public? Does he believe government should give jobs to people or force others to give jobs to people?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cris-Sirbu/100001133030441 Cris Sirbu

      St. Francis chose poverty and didn’t fight it. I hope too, that the pope will not slide into leftist demagogy.

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