Pope Francis I

Pope Francis I

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 2:04PM EST white smoke rose indicating that a new Pope had been chosen.  Not long after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now known as Pope Francis I appeared to massive crowds and addressed them in kind simple words, asking for prayers for himself for the long journey ahead.  Pope Francis I has lived a simple life and has always put the poor first.

Please join us in welcoming him and leave your message or comments using the form below.

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  • Rick Burns says:

    God Bless Pope Francis!!

    • Carol Gnep says:

      DEAR POPE FRANCIS I AM HOPING YOU CAN HELP THE PEOPLE OF CLEVELAND OHIO OUR BISHOP SEEMS TO BE DOING THINGS THAT ARE CAUSING US TO LOSE FAITH. AFTER CLOSING 50 OF OUR CHURCHES DUE TO LACK OF PRIESTS HE IS FORCING FATHER BEGIN TO RETIRE AT 75 EVEN THOUGH HE WISHES TO STAY ON AND IS IN GOOD HEALTH. I AM 74 AND NEVER HAVE WRITTEN A BISHOP LET ALONE A POPE BUT I BELIEVE YOU CAN HELP US.
      GOD BLESS YOU
      CAROL GNEP

  • Bob from Louisville says:

    May God guide Pope Francis well. I have to say I’ve never seen such excitement around the election of a Pope. After reading up on him on Wikipedia and CNN and the like, I have to say I really like this man.

  • garygray says:

    God has given us a new shepherd. we are truly blessed. Praise the holy spirit.

  • Theophilus Anthony says:

    God bless and guide you. May He give you good health. Enjoy your ministry with the Lord.

  • noni says:

    Mabuhay Santo Papa Francisco!

  • Mila says:

    God bless u more, Pope Francis. May the Holy Spirit guide you in all your undertaking. We love you.

  • Edwin says:

    46 And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord

    47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;

    48 because he has looked upon the humiliation of his servant. Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed,

    49 for the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name,

    50 and his faithful love extends age after age to those who fear him.

    51 He has used the power of his arm, he has routed the arrogant of heart.

    52 He has pulled down princes from their thrones and raised high the lowly.

    53 He has filled the starving with good things, sent the rich away empty.

    54 He has come to the help of Israel his servant, mindful of his faithful love

    55 -according to the promise he made to our ancestors — of his mercy to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.

    Luke 1 New Jerusalem Bible

    Like Mother Mary, and in the footstep of St Francis of Assisi God has chosen Pope Francis I to lead the church in humility, to restore peace and to make Christ known to the ends of the earth.

    Praise God! Viva Papa Francis I!

  • noel nonis says:

    May the Good God Guide & protect this humble pope so that he will lead the flock of God to more spiritual lives.(Noel nonis ,Chilaw, Srilanka)

  • rosevoc2 says:

    Thank you, Jesus for the Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio

    For Pope Francis I

    Saint Hannibal, pray for us

    Send O Lord, holy apostles into your church

    St Francis, pray for us

    Mama Mary, we pray for Pope Francis

    and for all of us

    Thank you, Jesus.

  • Jun VIbandor says:

    Praying for you always from now on. God bless all of us!

  • Alfie Angeles says:

    Habemus Papam Franciscum!

    LONG LIVE THE POPE!!!!

  • SALVADOR L. ESPIRITU says:

    MAY YOU BE ABLE TO UNITE THE CITIZENS OF THE WORLD TO RENEW OR CHANGE THE FACE OF EARTH FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.

  • Sharon says:

    LONG LEAVE POPE FRANCIS! WE LOVE YOU..PLEASE ALWAYS PRAY FOR US.

    WITH LOVE & PRAYER,

    SHARON
    PHILIPPINES

  • Kevin Francis O'Donnell says:

    Your Holiness, Congratulations on your election and look forward to the Church contining to move forward under your reign.
    I look forward to all your new initiatives in helping the poor and spreading the food source around the world to feed everyone.

    Yours always,

    Kevin Francis O’Donnell
    Australia

  • Sr. Genevieve O'Keeffe says:

    Congratulations Pope Francis on being the Chosen One. You are in my
    thoughts and prayers each day. I look forward to hearing more and reading your messages to us. God bless you and keep you safe.

  • Nora Lawlor says:

    Many Blessings to Pope Francis, keep us the people with you.
    Could you ask us to pray with you once a week the whole community together as one ?
    Nora
    Ireland

  • Mary Burkart IBVM says:

    May God’s love continue to enlighten your way. May we, the people of the church you now guide, find the integrity, justice, transperancy and respect we have yearned for in our church under your guidance.

  • Claire says:

    Pope Francis I,

    I was very encouraged to read you washed the feet of two people. There is still hope and love in the world. That was a gesture much like Jesus. Keep up the good work! I am sure ou already know that many will be against some of the things you do. But, they would lso perhaps be against what Jesus di or would do. Best wishes in your leadership and may God continue to guide you as I know He is.

    May God keep you and guide you always,
    Claire

  • Please pray for my mam says:

    Mam is dying and i just want your blessing. My baby sister is frances and we all cried with mam in hospital the day u became francis 1st mam thinks u r great and she a big fan of st Francis so was i anyway can u say a prayer for her. Thank you know your busy. X

  • George Humberside-Watts says:

    I have read with interest the progress of Pope Francis I, although myself I hold completely different. If Francis is – according to Luis Palau – a Bible and Christ centered person, the question comes to my mind: why has he accepted titles which biblically belong only to the Triune God. I do not question Francis desire to change or to improve, nor his desire to clean the church. It is admirable, but where is Francis spiritually? Where is he if confronted by the demands of the Bible and the Bible alone? Where is he, without the Jesuit training, just Jose and the Risen and Crucified Christ? If Christ aone is His Savior, does he need the intervention of His blessed Mother? If Christ has provided a full, eternal, complete and satisfactory expiation for us on the Cross, why does he need to re-enact and re-present it? Why are we playing with classical mythology and christianize what even the Holy Apostles would have shrudded with great disapproval at? No I am not one of these Protestants who will shout at Francis, but I am prone to ask him this question: If you know Christ as your Lord and Saviour, where will you be after you finish your life here? The renewal of the Church must take place according to the Bible and not according to Tradition. Francis you can help to change the church not in her external, but within – if you know the Christ of the Bible, then you will obey His commands even if that will mean to lose your position. Exhort Catholics to come back to the God who has given us the only truth:the Bible

    Christ is everything and everything we are and have must be found in Him alone.

  • Sahaya Rajani says:

    The Mandy Thursday event of Pope Francis has brought him close to the heart of not only all women but all suppressed .Long Live our dear Pope .We are blessed to have him as our Pope .He is an icon of Popes .

  • Hopeful Faithful says:

    We love you Pope Francis. My son’s baptized name is Francis. When you chose this name,I jumped in joy! Keep up the great spiritual work. You are the hope of our people and our church

  • T. Unz says:

    Ad multos annos, Pope Francis

  • Katz Palmer says:

    Welcome Pope Francis. I have a question and the answer may be part of Church doctrine. First of all, I am a 62 year old Catholic. I will in an Assisted Living community for over 2 years now, mostly because of my disabilities, not my age. We have a Catholic run worship service here every Saturday morning, and all denominations are welcome to attend. We have a well rounded service, to include a bible reading with comments and discussion, a special time of offering support, prayers and attention for those we know who are in need and suffering, and receiving communion. There are quite a few of us who do not understand why those attending, who aren’t Catholic, can’t receive Communion when they believe in the meaning of the Eucharist, and are good Christians. I just don’t believe that Catholic doctrine is so strict as to deny these good people from receiving Jesus, when he turned away from no one. You could refer to Mark 3: 1-5 to read one place in the Bible that mentions how Jesus accepted all no matter their background. Doesn’t this show that Jesus wanted all to receive his body? I believe that He was all forgiving and all accepting, and wanted all who believe to partake in Him. I hope someone there has listened to what I had to say, and will answer my question. Thank you for reading this and for your response.

    Sincerely,
    Katz Palmer

  • david kristian windahl says:

    Hello, you seem like you will be a good pope.

    On Pentacost,
    A red tie over your white cloth would help people relate.

    Of course, fish and bread and wine and more to

    all good people. kris

  • Ian Elliott says:

    I’m not a Catholic, but I can’t help liking this Pope. I think it was very generous of him to say what he did about atheists, and I am personally interested in whether he would extend the same sentiment to polytheists.

  • Daniel Leonard says:

    God Bless Pope Francis-who shows mercy and gives the poor a voice.

  • Treva N. Davis says:

    Our Dear Pope Francis I,
    Thank you for leading God’s people with the Love and Grace of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I feel that you have brought peace to our world. Please pray for peace among all of our Lord’s people around this beautiful world for which he has given us to live. In my eyes, we are as flowers in God’s garden, all beautiful in our own way, and yet, so many different nations of families around our world, it is truly amazing. You have ask us to pray for you, and we certainly will, and do every day. Thanks Be To God!

    Peace Be With You
    Treva N. Davis
    Member of
    The Church of Epiphany of The Lord Catholic Church
    7336 West Britton Road
    Oklahoma City, OK 73132

  • pritpal singh says:

    may god bless you pope. i belong to a sikh community and i do work as hymn singer in sikh temples in india i request you that i want to change my religion from sikh to catholic so please do me a favour

  • Pope Francis The 1st and the final Mankinds Universal Church mortal human head. the next is the immortal son of God. The “Anointed” or Messiah the {God-Man}
    The Prince of Peace (Love) “The Immortal Son of the living (SPIRIT)

    and-so-it-goes!
    888

  • Dianne Secora says:

    Pope Francis 1, You sound like a very good man. I think it is wonderful that you are so humble and still wish to have a simple life and help the poor. And now you said that all good people whether they have a religion or nothing, will go to heaven.
    My mother believed that too. God bless you….It can’t be easy being Pope. I thank you for all the good you have done and will do.

  • Roxie Harris says:

    Blessed Father, Pope Francis,
    We pray for you daily, and know how hard your new job is, as Pope. Thank you for excepting the awesome responsibility that God has requested of you. The world being what it is, I’m sure you must feel that you are extremely alone, but we support and love you.
    Please pray for America. There are those of us left, in this great country, who remain faithfully loyal to the Church and it’s teaching.
    Thank you and God Bless you,
    Roxie

  • Mary Kottinger says:

    Welcome Pope Francis. You are the change our church has been seeking. I would like to have you help all the people attempting to enter the church but cannot because of previous marriages and there are blocks to be being baptized because paperwork has not been finished. Would Jesus keep these people away until they got their papers in order ? We need to change and streamline the annulment process in order to truly welcome everyone into our Church.

  • Brenda Treagan says:

    I am not catholic but so far I have been very impressed with Pope Francis. I see a good man here. I agree with his idea that so much food is wasted. I have had to go to food banks on occasion and there is very little there that is handed out as there are so many people in need. I have gotten a bag of rice, beans a loaf of bread and canned vegetables. That is once a month and though it helps it does not go far. God Bless him for bringing the waste to the worlds attention.

  • petrina says:

    Dear Pope Francis,

    God bless Pope Francis. ALSO God bless the people of God. The abused(in gross ways) pettie ways.

    God give the priests an upgrade in emotional training and understanding of humankind. Not just words. The human heart, others hearts are brused, bleeding and tried of the jokes the priests make about serious stuff.

    The priests need an total overhaul from studys to being human! Their is a lot of slight of hand going
    on. And 3 card monty. Where the pea.

    Thank for reading this.

  • JUDITH BUTLER says:

    I AMONG MANY PRAYED FOR YOU ASKING THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP THE CARDINALS TO VOTE IN A HOLY, DEVOUT, LOVING, SIMPLE FATHER AND A CHAMPION FOR ALL HUMAN LIFE. THE HOLY SPIRIT DID HIS JOB. I PRAY NOW THAT YOU AND THE HO;Y SPIRIT CAN SOME HOW TURN THE STONE HEARTS THAT TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE MASS MURDER OF CHILDREN AROUNGD THE WORLD AND ESPECIALLY HERE IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE I LIVE. WE HAVE MADE SOME HEADWAY IN THE DIRECTION OF TURNING AROUND THE ABORTION INDUSTRY BUT IT HAS ALREADY TAKEN MORE THAN 40 YEARS AND OVER 55 MILLION INNOCENT LIVES. I HAVE SENSED THAT YOU ARE A COURAGIOUS MAN AND A SPIRITUAL MAN. PLEASE TALK TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND SEE IF YOU CAN OPEN HIS EYES. HE IS A SCARY MAN AND HE LEADS OUR COUNTRY AND I PERSONALLY DO NOT TRUST HIM AND THINK HE IS LEAD BY THE DEVIL HIMSELF. I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT TO DO AND A LOT OF PEOPLE TO LOOK AFTER BUT IF YOU COULD FIND THE TIME. I DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR ANY ABORTION BUT WE ARE BEING FORCED TO THROUGH INSURANCES. IF ONLY ALL CATHOLICS OR ALL CHRISTIANSWHO BELIEVE IN THE SANTITY OF HUMAN LIFE WOULD STAND TOGETHER AND REFUSE TO PAY THE INSURANCE OR WHAT EVER WE HAVE TO DO. PLEASE ADVISE ME WHAT I SHOULD DO PERSONALLY. MY HEART IS HEAVY WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE THAT I TO SHALL CONTRIBUTE TO THE KILLING OF INNOCENT HUMAN LIFE. GOD HELP US ALL GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY THE HOLY SPIRIT BE WITH YOU IN ALL THE DECISIONS YOU HAVE TO MAKE. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. THANK YOU

  • Maureen Toppel says:

    Pope Francis:

    I truly know you have a mission from our Blessed Mother. PLEASE HURRY and consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. Please do not delay as the world will face nuclear destruction. Please gather all the bishops. This is more important than anything. Unlock the secret of Fatima! Consecrate Russia!!

    You are in my prayers!

    Maureen

  • Jacqueline Klicker says:

    We beg you, with your Bishops, consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary per Her request in Fatima.
    Like Moses, like and one with Our High Priest Jesus, God is with you.
    What is bound on earth is bound in Heaven – fulfill Our Mother and Queen’s requests!
    Together with our Eucharistic Lord, with the poor, your brothers, your children are in dire need!
    We are praying for you, we count on you!!

    Praying Our Lord and Our Lady always lead and protect you and The Church!
    Fiat!

  • Ann Marie says:

    Pope Francis1 is such a great man, I LOVE the new image of our Pope that he is creating, giving up the glitzy seat for a wooden one, kissing the feet of women, and letting the down syndrom boy into his Pope Mobile, what a great example of humility, like Jesus. He is the best example of Jesus that I have seen in a Pope. LONG LIVE POPE FRANCIS1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • james says:

    i have been away from the church for 20 years but you are making me think about a return.we are here to fight for the poor and the weak. thank you sir.

  • Dear Pope Francis,
    Thank you for removing some of the trappings of the Papacy and for your simplicity/humilty and most of all for your care/concern for the Poor. I’ll continue to remember you in my Prayer. May the Lord sustain you. I’m a Religios Sister of the Presentation of Our Lady founded by Nano Nagle in Cork Irelan in 1775.

  • joanne says:

    Thank God for you. Let,s get things done and have fun. Praying for you.

  • jacintah kenya says:

    i thank God for pope francis ,pope pray for me am facing a very difficult time in my vocation

  • Pam Price says:

    Dear Pope Francis,
    We are so blessed to have you as our new Pope. Your humility truly resembles that of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am so proud now to identify myself as Catholic because of your leadership and love for the poor. You don’t just talk the talk, you walk the walk (as they say here in America). For many years I have been saddened that our leaders have forgotten the ways of our Lord, but you are changing all of that. Hopefully, others will follow your example.
    May God Bless you and give you the strength you need for your work!
    Sincerely,
    Pam Price

  • Allan Mayland says:

    Sir I am impressed by you and your total commitment to your faith. You give Catholic’s a good name again. I am a Lutheran but still give to catholic charities and because of a leader like yourself I will give more. You are truly a role model for other leaders, God bless you.

  • Kathleen M. Fegley says:

    Blessings upon you, Pope Francis! We have awaited you, and now, with God’s Holy Grace, it is time to unite the world in peace and love.

  • Colette Ryan says:

    Dear Pope Francis,

    I live in New Zealand and I am going home to visit my family in Scotland in Sept/Oct 2013.

    I am taking my mum to Rome with my 19 year old son and my baby daughter – this is going to be a wonderful opportunity for my mum and I to spend some time together and to visit Rome together for the first time. My mother is a devout catholic and a wonderful mum who has endured a lot, but with grace and dignity. I would love for my mum to meet you and for you to meet her. If this in any way possible it would mean so much to my mum,

    God bless you and thank-you for all the wonderful things you are doing and will do,

    xxx

  • Jeff Towell says:

    I would like to say that I have been following you and I think you are a wonderful Pope, I am Catholic and my wife is a baptist, she is a nurse who has recently lost her job because of lies and threats, she has been a nurse for over 20 yrs and she’s been working even though she has diabetes and other health problems, I am asking that you put us in your prayers my name is Jeff and my wife’s name is Kimberly, please pray that she will find a nursing job that will be easy on her so we will not lose our home. Thank you for your precious time. Jeff Towell

  • Elaine R. Pennekamp says:

    Hello! Pope Francis I!!! May God bless you. My father’s name was also Francis. He would have been 105 years old this December 12, if he had lived. He died at 68 years old. May you have a long and happy and blessed reign as Pope. My love to you, Elaine R. Pennekamp

  • Fr Nolan Tobias tssf says:

    Dear Holy Father Francis,

    You are such an INSPIRATION to me and to the world, especially to Africa. You give new HOPE and PEACE to God’s world. Be assured of our continued prayers for you and your ministry. May God bless you abundantly.

    From an Anglican Priest and his people in Africa.
    The Revd Fr Nolan Andrew Tobias tssf
    Minister Provincial for Africa: The Third Order of the Society of St Francis and rector of St Francis of Assisi Church, Simon’s Town, South Africa

  • I was to be in Rome this month with my symphony director. There was not a large enough group so Educational tours transferred me to another group in June. I was in Rome on June 19, 2013. Since I had only a two month notice I do not believe I would have received a ticket to see you. Two ladies with my group saw you on that date. I was very disappointed since I had seen Pope Paul on my previous Rome visit. I have traveled with the Catholic Pilgramage group previous to Rome. I dearly love you becaue you are humble, kind, sincere and to the point. I was hoping to see you out and about by chance in Rome, as some other groups did recently. I wish you the best and keep up your great work, we need more people like you. I listen to Relevant Radio and laugh at the humble stories they tell about you. I kept a copy of your speech of June 19, 2013 as a keepsake.
    Best regards,

    Judy Janousek

  • Carol Helge says:

    Dear Pope Francis,
    I am so proud to be a Catholic. I pray everyday for you and your intentions. I am in the Legion of Mary and love the work we do.
    I pray the Rosary and Tessera every day! I also pray the prayer of the Beautification of the Servant Frank Duff. I love praying ,but I like living God’s Word!
    My dream is to meet you one day in person. You are so humble, and I
    know God must really be proud of you, to represent him here, on earth. I have not heard one bad thing about you from any one, so what a wonderful job you are doing.

    I love you with all my heart,
    and may you get through to the whole world, and may there be peace on earth.

    Love and Blessings,
    Carol Helge
    426 Chardonnay Way
    Bullhead City, Az.86429

  • Catherine Williams says:

    Dear Pope Francis,
    I hope you receive this. Just in case you don’t, I am writing a letter to be sent in the mail. I think it is time that our church allowed priests to be married as they were in Christ’s time. Jesus chose married men to be his apostles. We should not be different. We have married deacons who do great work for our church. In our diocese (Gary in Indiana)the wives attend classes so that they have a better understanding of their husband’s work. I think the same could be put in to practice for married priests. Some priests will choose to remain unmarried and that is okay. The married state is not for everyone.
    True, a married priest does not have as much time to devote to the church’s work because he has a family; however, a married priest would do very well as an assistant or as a pastor of a smaller parish. Some of the parishes in our diocese have become so large that people feel lost. They have no real connection to their pastor. They do not feel as if they have a mission because the priest is unavailable. It is true that we have many lay clergy who do a wonderful job of filling in the spaces, but it is not the same.
    Please consider reinstating the married priesthood. We need these wonderful men to guide and lead us.
    Thank you for listening to me. Catherine

  • Garry Rogers says:

    May God bless you and watch over you during your time as our Blessed Pope. Yours in God, Garry Rogers, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • AnthonySmith says:

    I was delighted to see the visit to Brazil. Hopefully,you can visit Bogota, Colombia. Also, Florida. The city where a boy was killed and at trial the attacker, Zimmerman, was found not guilty in court. Your presence is needed there.

    Anthony Smith
    Los Angeles

  • Eileen Eisner says:

    Bless you Pope Francis, It is indeed a troubled time in our world and I thank God we have saintly people like you to guide us through this most troubling of time. I do not how to tweet, but God bless you and thank you Pope Francis

  • Good morning your Holiness. I am writing to you about the concern for the poor. I am a student at Christ the King Seminary in Western New York. You have reached many people in your messages about those who do have. I believe in what you say about putting those individuals who have nothing first; however, I also see that true believers everywhere need to be united in, “One Lord, One faith , and One baptism. I am not Catholic but I do believe in what you are saying. I believe you can change our world and help others too see that we are just servants sent by Christ help pothers. Horace Cromer.

  • Joseph E Menendez Sr says:

    Pope Francis is so great human
    God protecting always
    we loved him very much
    Bless Pope Francis
    Amen

  • May Gog Bless our new Pope and may his message about the poor be heard

  • Paul Neves says:

    Greetings Holy Father,
    I was is Buenos Aires from January 18th to February 18th of this year for the very first time in my life. I feel so touched that your people there said so many good things about you and they told me that you would never be chosen Pope because of the way you lived your life. The Holy Spirit is truly in charge!I have been so disappointed in the actions of my mother church. I do not believe that an institution is divine! I too am poor, many are poor but not just for food, but they are poor in spirit, they give up hope for a better future. They have lost the will to fight because the strong and wealthy continue to oppress them. Will you stand up for them? for me? I will stand up for you I promise you that that will be my commitment to the Christ in you and I. My confirmation name is Francis of Assisi. My mother and father raised 15 children and she was a life long member of the Third Order of St. Francis.
    I met Pope John Paul 11 in Rome and gave him a special necklace of my people for traditional leadership. I believe he wore it well. I hope someday we can meet each other and share our love for life. God Bless you my friend, Ali’i Sir Paul K. Neves Knights Grand Cross Knight of the Royal Order of Kamehameha 1 of Hawai’i.

  • Doug Evans says:

    I am so glad and thankful to Our Lord that you are our new Pope.

  • Thank you for all your good work with the poor. May God bless you.

  • According to my present accepted view Pope Francis is the final Pope or Prophet before the worlds knowledge of the presence (Prousia) of the Lord Christ.

    PS: Your Lord God is Present among us, walking around as an ord9nary human.

    So-Mote-Be!

  • The Present Pope is one of the two most important offices on planet earth.
    The Other is President of the USA

    One represents the largest Christian sect in the world and the other represents the most powerful nation that has ever existed under God. “THE USA”

    Glory be to the most High YAH oo

  • judy dorn says:

    To Pope Francis, May god bless you. Thank you for being our pope of the world. May I have your picture to put in our home.

  • Mary Margaret Lambert says:

    Dearest Holy Father,
    I implore you to use your influence to prevent the United States from entering into a war with Syria at the present time. While the deplorable acts against the people there is morally reprehensible, President Obama condones the murder of 1.3 million unborn babies in the United States alone each year. Please encourage our leaders to more fully examine the facts and join with other nations in a joint effort to punish the responsible perpetrators of this atrocity. I have served as Executive Administrative Assistant to two bishops here in the Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee and I rejoice with them in your election as our Pope.
    May God bless you and keep you healthy and safe always!
    Respectfully,
    Mary Margaret Lambert
    Nashville, Tennessee USA

  • Mary Margaret Lambert says:

    Dearest Holy Father,
    I implore you to use your influence to prevent the United States from entering into a war with Syria at the present time. While the deplorable acts against the people there is morally reprehensible, President Obama condones the murder of 1.3 million unborn babies in the United States alone each year. Please encourage our leaders to more fully examine the facts and join with other nations in a joint effort to punish the responsible perpetrators of this atrocity. I have served as Executive Administrative Assistant to two bishops here in the Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee and I rejoice with them in your election as our Pope.
    May God bless you and keep you healthy and safe always!
    Respectfully,
    Mary Margaret Lambert
    Nashville, Tennessee USA

  • Ramon Almirall says:

    His Holiness Pope Francis
    We are asking for your help.
    In Cuba, for years the group of ladies known as ‘Las Damas de Blanco’ have been grossly mistreated by the Cuban Government.
    Throughout this time, we have not seen any action by Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino to protect the abuse suffered by these ladies on their way to Church.
    Instead we have seen Cardinal Ortega ‘all smiles’ in meetings with dictator Raul Castro.
    His Holiness, please, the least Cardinal Ortega should do is to wear his pants and show his support by escorting Las Damas de Blanco on their way to Church and back.
    His Holiness Pope Francis, please help
    Thank you,
    Ramon Almirall

  • rosevoc2 says:

    Mama Mary, pray for us.

    Please take care of Pope Francis I and Father Benedict XVI.

    Send O Lord, holy apostles into Your church.

    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we trust in You.

    I always remember you my/our holy Father Pope Francis. Thank you for all the prayers.

    In Saint Hannibal,
    RoseVocations

 

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