Statement From The Archbishop Of Dublin, The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson On The Election Of Pope Francis
Added on 14/03/2013
“I welcome the election of Cardinal Bergoglio as Pope in succession to Pope Benedict. Pope Francis I brings to the papal office years of pastoral concern and scholarly care for people and priests in his native Argentina.
The name Francis connects us with the celebration of God’s creation and the love of the poor which characterized Francis of Assisi. The first Francis combined God’s call of him with a life of simplicity, prayer and community. Pope Francis will be much loved in doing the same.
I wish Pope Francis I all that is best as he undertakes a work of God for the people of God within the Roman Catholic Church. He does so in solidarity with Christians everywhere as together we seek to serve God in loving our neighbours and engaging with people of faith worldwide and at home in Ireland.”
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