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Friday, October 2, 2015

Pope: This shall pass, but that won't

Pope Francis    (Photo from Agencia Brasil)
Throngs of fans notwithstanding, Pope Francis remains more at heart the pastor than the celebrity.

Keenly recognizing the worldly wisdom of “This too shall pass,” Francis fixes his gaze upon that which will be steadfast as all else falls away.

When a reporter recently asked him whether being a “star” was beneficial for the Church, the pontiff replied, “The media uses this term, but there is another truth – how many stars have we seen go out and fall.  It is a fleeting thing.”

The pope then immediately added, "...being a ‘servant of the servants of God’ does not pass.”  Philip Pullella of Reuters explains that this “servant” description is actually one of the pope’s official titles.


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