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Continuous:Differently than his predecessor, he was also no purple Minetta, not those shoulder cloak lined with ermine, the Red of the Popes is reminiscent of the imperial legacy. According to Bergoglios reputation, modesty not certain the scenery more.
Nothing changed in the following minutes remember. By 265. successor of the Apostle Peter the faithful expected the first blessing according to ancient custom "Urbi et orbi", for the city of Rome and the whole world. But Jorge Bergoglio, who was still Archbishop of Buenos Aires on the morning of this March of 13, first asked for the blessing. So it was still on the course, while the new Pope high up bent in humility.
With eyes closed, people clutched rosaries and crosses, wished the best the new Pontiff. No rite of the Roman Catholic Church provides this joint prayer at the launch of a new Pope. And that is why it became a powerful character.
When surprises are a testament to divine work, then the Holy Spirit must be blow on the 13th day after Benedict XVI with full force on the Vatican Hill. Because all candidates traded in the days before still hot looked further than Cardinals from the side Windows of Saint Peter. Instead, one was presented by the "end of the world", as he himself said, as head of the Catholic Church.
The Church got "in foreclosure"?
It was at least at second thought something monstrous, the small, quivering Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran announced shortly after eight: the new Pope had given the name of Francis. So was the Saint who bears also the title "Alter Christus" - the other, the second Christ. As otherwise hardly a figure in the history of the Church, Francis is not only for self-imposed poverty.It would be to underestimate this highly educated Jesuit, one wanted to him suggest that he did not know that at his name. He takes over the leadership of the Catholic Church at a time when it is deep in crisis. Not a day goes by where in the media not world's abuse, money-laundering, treason and nepotism is mentioned.
From the Vatican until in the last Vikarie's resignation has resulted no later than Benedict XVI. enormous uncertainty. Was it really just age and reasons of illness, which on the evening of 28 February the helicopter towards Castel Gandolfo climb it? There are still those ominous 300 pages on which the Tripartite Commission set up by Benedict has resigned her report about the situation in the Catholic Church, especially in the ruling Curia behind the sealed doors of the Apostolic apartments in Palazzo Damasus.
IWhen Francis I hold this report in hands, he is likely to see whether the Church entrusted to him now, has been "totally in foreclosure" actually, how it should be described already his patron over 800 years ago. And then?
Then the crucial question is: will this playfully from Argentina be who can stop the stream of negative news?We will see.
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