Thursday, March 14, 2013

Congratulations to My Catholic Friends!

I feel privileged to count among my friends members of the Roman Catholic Church. I felt especially happy for them today when I heard the bells of Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in downtown Dallas, crack the crisp March air this afternoon, at the news that the Church's Cardinals had chosen a new Pontiff. After five ballots former Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires - now Pope Francis - succeeds Benedict XVI, who resigned last month. 

This is clearly an historic moment: the resignation of one pope, the first in 600 years to do so and the first non-European cleric in 1300 years. Also the first Pope from a Latin country and the first one from the Americas. 

A truly historic period. 

Congratulations and may God Bless...

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