Pope Francis Leads the Way

June 19, 2014

Great Blessings to South India. Recently Karnataka’s Jesuit Provincial Fr Francis Serrao was appointed as the new Bishop of Shimoga by Pope Francis and now, in another yet another happy news, Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Mother Euphrasia both from Kerala are to be Canonised by Pope Francis on November 23 in the Vatican.  Chavara Kuriakose Elias (1805-1871), founder of the order of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), was a social reformer, publisher, and educator. Mother Euphrasia (1877-1952) was a member of the order of the Sisters of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel, which was founded by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. On this occasion,  I am delighted to bring forward an article on our Great Pope Francis, The People’s Pope.

It was God’s will, last February 2013, when Benedict XVI became the first Pope in 700 years to resign; his announcement shook the Catholic Church to the core. But soon the sense of shock subsided as his successor- the first Latin American pope - Pope Francis - charmed the world by his ‘Walk the Talk’. Here was a man very different from his immediate predecessors.  As one understands, he was plainly uncomfortable with the lavish trappings of his office in the Vatican that helped conjure the awe and authority of popes down the centuries. By taking the name Francis, the new Pope made a declaration of intent - one that no previous pope had dared: Francis of Assisi, the 12th century saint, who died in 1226, renounced the fortune he was born into to live humbly among the poor.

After a decade of seeing their church trashed for child abuse and money-laundering, Catholics are basking in the goodwill generated by the actions of their new leader. Since Pope Francis got elected, strangely enough, church scandals or child abuse cases have come down considerably (at least in the press)  this itself is an acceptance by different segments of the clergy, The Way He Leads. 

Two billion Christians and even more non-believers around the world admire Pope Francis for Pope had said, "I told you I would willingly give you a blessing. Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.  May God bless all of you."

Two billion Christians and even more non-believers around the world are asking themselves, is this Pope Francis greater than the previous Popes and drawing an analogy from ‘First’  Pope, Simon Peter to ‘Last Pope’ (I mean with present Pope Francis), drawing a parallel line “Church to be poor, and for the poor”. Other reasons mainly being Pope Francis has opted to live in a modest guest house adjoining the Apostolic Palace rather than in the sumptuous papal apartments. He regularly ditches the papal motorcade and security, carries his own cases, and telephones ordinary Catholics who seek his help. It's also rumored he sneaks out at night to feed the poor and for his humble declaration that “Catholics should remember that Jesus, not the pope, was the Centre of the Church."

Pawan Deshpande, a member of the Hindu American Foundation Executive Council, congratulated the Catholic Church, but expressed a desire for change from the tenure of the pope emeritus, Benedict XVI. Some Hindus consider the former pope's reign as a lost opportunity for dialogue. ''As a pluralistic faith, Hindus respect the papacy for its importance to Catholics, and hope that the Church now begins a new era of mutually respecting Dharma religions and other pluralist traditions as divinely inspired paths as well,'' Deshpande said in a statement on March 13.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a leading Muslim civil rights group in Washington, offered its support to the new pontiff, after somewhat difficult relations between the Muslim world and the Vatican during Benedict's tenure. ''We congratulate Pope Francis on his election by the College of Cardinals and offer the Muslim community's support and cooperation in every positive effort he will undertake for peace, justice and the betterment of humanity,'' executive director NihadAwad said in a news release.

Secularist press is impressed by this 77-year-old pontiff. "The Vatican press officers are amazed," says Monsignor Anthony Figueiredo of the Pontifical North American College in the Vatican. "They were used to an almost weekly attack against Benedict XVI. Now, the mood has changed completely. The Pope is so popular, a spokesman for CBS says his network runs an item on the Pope every few days."

On most controversial subject church is facing Church at present times, according to The New Times, Pope had said" same sex marriages and if they  search for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" For he leaves every offence to God, who it the Best judge to judge.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, the first pope from the Americas, reportedly took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy. Prior to his election as pope, Bergoglio served as archbishop of Buenos Aires from 1998 to 2013 (succeeding Antonio Quarracino), as cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church of Argentina from 2001 to 2013, and as president of the Bishops' Conference of Argentina from 2005 to 2011. Pope Francis made his first international visit in July 2013, traveling to Brazil. In December 2013, Pope Francis was also named Person of the Year byTIME magazine. The following March, it was announced that Pope Francis had been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Last month Pope Francis visited Israel, brought leaders of different faiths together, openedearnestly the dialogue with a common prayer. Their meeting was highlighted by President of Israel "During your historic visit to Israel,  you moved us with your good heart, pure intentions, natural modesty and pleasant demeanor. You touched peoples’ hearts, regardless of religion and nationality. You came as a builder of bridges of friendship and peace. We all need the uplifting inspiration that animates your personality and your ways. Your invitation to us to join this rare assembly to call for peace, here in the garden of the Vatican, with the participation of Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze religious leaders, nobly reflects your vision, which is the desire of all of us: Peace….

Who Expects What from Pope Francis

The Theologians

Pope Francis must address the Vatican’s sexual abuse and financial scandals to restore people’s faith in the Catholic Church. Not doing so “undermines the confidence of people in their bishops,”  says theology professor, Lopez-Kaley said.

The Victims

To advocates for victims of sexual abuse want Pope Francis to take firmer steps against the scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church, costing billions in lawsuit settlements.Pope Francis “needs to declare zero tolerance,” Pilmaier said.

The Bishops

“They see a genuine, caring, concerned, involved, priestly man, pastorally involved with his people,” 

The pope also is expected to reform the Curia, the Vatican’s administrative arm, Callahan said.

The Laity

Carol Kaiser of West Salem believes Pope Francis is “going to be great” — and she has a couple of game-changing ideas for him.“We would like to see priests marry if they so choose,” said Kaiser, a founding member of St. Leo the Great Parish in West Salem. “I think it would have lessened the other problems,” of priest sexual abuse.  Secondly, although church doctrine bars women from becoming priests, “I would be very much in favor of women deacons. We all have to work at it together, and the pope can set a precedent,” Kaiser said.

The transplant

Eduardo Ramirez of La Crosse, who grew up in poverty in his native El Salvador, says he expects Pope Francis to heighten the 
Catholic Church’s work for the poor.

Ramirez, 34, said he rejoiced when cardinals elected Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope because of his track record in helping the poor in Argentina.

“I feel with the previous pope (Benedict XVI), there was something missing. He was very smart and very intellectual, but he didn’t connect with the poor people,” he said.

“The bottom line of the church is to help the poor. That was lost for awhile,” Ramirez said.

He also lauded the pope’s concern for the environment, saying, “He lives a sustainable lifestyle, riding the trains instead of fancy cars.”

Famous Quotes from Pope Francis

 “Our god is not a god ‘spray’ he is tangible; he is not abstract but has a name: “God is love”.

“God will judge us on our love, on how we have loved our brethren, especially the weakest and the neediest”.

“Trust in God: this is the key to success in life”.

“God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy”.

“It would be good for us to ask ourselves as well: Am I really my brother’s keeper? Yes, you are your brother’s keeper!! To be human means to care of one another!”.

“Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good... Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place”.

Confessing before God and Men, Humble Pope recently declared, “This is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze. And this is what I said when they asked me if I would accept my election as pontiff. I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance. I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”

“In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don't baptize the children of single mothers because they weren't conceived in the sanctity of marriage. These are today's hypocrites. Those who clericalizethe church, Those who separate the people of Godfrom Salvation”.

“I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person's life. God is in everyone's life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else - God is in this person's life. You can - you must - try to seek God in every human life.”

Thank God for Pope Francis who has sown the Good Seeds among all the brethren in this Universe;seeds of love, forgiveness and dialogue; seeds of peace, patience and understating  by reminding every faith in this world that we are all the children of One Universal God, respect each other’s Faith. 

By Antony Cony D'Souza, Karkala / Qatar
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Comment on this article

  • Antony Cony D' Souza, Karkala / Qatar

    Sat, Jun 28 2014

    Profound Thanks to All the Readers and also those who contributed with many valid comments.

  • Hubert D'souza, Mangalore Dubai

    Thu, Jun 26 2014

    Good work by Cony.Keep it up

  • Govinda Vishnuvardhan , Manipal

    Thu, Jun 26 2014

    Some religion preach about love and forgiveness while some other religion speak about Peace. However, Who ever preach about forgiveness there lacks love and forgiveness but hatredness and whoever preach about Peach there is tit for tat, eye for an eye...revenge i.e., now on going fight between two groups in Iraq. Can such people bring religious harmony between them....

  • Anjum Faizal , Bantwal / Orissa

    Thu, Jun 26 2014

    Mr. Bhat..inter religion fights have broken each other heads since existence of mankind in this world. Be it be from mythological time or Jews, Roman Catholic, Protestant or be it be between Shia and Sunni. It is a helpless, endless story even if mankind move to Mars or other planets. Enlightened leaders of each religion can reduce the enmity between the religions or within the religious groups but non can not stop it completely because each sect,group go by their leaders guidance for whom their holy books have last say.

  • Purander Bhat, Puttur

    Wed, Jun 25 2014

    We have reached a stage where there is need to unify all religions Religion is good but its followers are bad. The ugly Shia-Sunni conflict which has resulted in death of thousands of people is an eye opener. It is unfortunate that in the name of God people are forced to die. The UNO should act immediately either to unify all religions or ban all religions. All religious leaders should forget their differences sit together and devise a common religion this would save millions of death in future. Let God give the wisdom to all religious leaders to unite and come together. They should forget their selfishness and establish a 'world withould selfishness'. This is the last solution for the survival of human race.
    purander bhat puttur

  • Ramesh M. Bangera, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 24 2014

    Dear Sir, Following Graceful words from your Pope really touched my heart. He should be a man of/for all faiths. While reading on this communal harmony building measure, I felt as if I RECEIVED HIS BLESSINGS NOW.

    Two billion Christians and even more non-believers around the world admire Pope Francis for Pope had said, "I told you I would willingly give you a blessing. Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God. May God bless all of you."

  • Dorothy Dsouza, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 24 2014

    Beautiful article Cony baab...Truly Blessed having such a wonderful Pope with such lovely thoughts,'This me a sinner...Only God can be a judge'....Long live our Pope Francis...who thinks of peace and harmony and respects others faith...Thnq Cony baab...

  • Gregory Alphonso D'Limia, Barkur/Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 24 2014

    Great Approach. Which ever Pope strives for communal harmony, makes society is a easy place to live. Kudos to our smiling-loving leader.

  • Bonifas Vijay Lobo, Koramangala/Qatar

    Tue, Jun 24 2014

    Stupendous glimpse on our 266th Pope. Congrats to whom it is brought forward. To Lead the Way as per our expectations, all of us has to assist or uphold our Shepherd by our Prayers instead of depending upon at times over committed clery.

  • Preema D'Souza, Mangalore/Sharjah

    Mon, Jun 23 2014

    What a wonderful article indeed !!! Dear Cony baab, it is always a pleasure to read your articles and this time it is about our very dear Pope Francis....an epitome of humility and an exemplary Christian . We are truly blessed to have a spiritual leader like Pope Francis. May God grant him good health and divine vision to take the Church to even greater heights.

    Congratulations and looking forward to many more inspiring and interesting articles from you. God bless you for your good work....

  • Ajith Peter Dsouza, Udupi/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 23 2014

    yet another Article from Antony, well knitted piecing together some wonderful facts on Pope Francis. What is enthralling is the way article is penned presenting the vivid persona of the Catholic leader nurturing the fresh blooms of change in the Church. Be Human Be Holy is what what we can surmise in the lines scattered in the article about Pope Francis. Again , Kudos to Antony for throwing light on different aspects in your articles. This is a clear reflection of your dedication to be conversant with the latest occurrences and present them to the reader in a manner where all can assimilate and chew it to get the maximum from your writings. Keep it up. Looking forward for more such articles.

  • Dominic Texio, Panji / Itally

    Mon, Jun 23 2014

    Yes Agree, Pope Francis is totally different from his immediate predecessors. But what happens if in the near future, Pope Francis leaves the office, and next new Pope may role back.... What I mean to say, one year completed being Pope, until now it is only walk the talk nothing has been penned down so that future popes may follow those definite guidelines. There are my thoughts. May be I have phrased them wrongly. Can writer shed some light on it, although it is dam or 95% difficult to apprehend the Curia, the Vatican’s administrative arm to the outsiders.

  • ANIL, byndoor

    Mon, Jun 23 2014


  • Thomas Roman , Shimoga

    Mon, Jun 23 2014

    Pope is really a kind person. Good in understanding the regional balance by anointing another kind and humble Person a Jesuit, Fr. Francis as our new Bishop of Shimoga.

  • lolita crasta, mangalore/dubai

    Mon, Jun 23 2014

    Very good article on Pope Francis.Cony uncle hope u keep up the good work going.

  • Mathew Peter D Souza, Kundapura/Bahrain

    Mon, Jun 23 2014

    Well. It is an article.
    But by its worthiness or its contents, I consider this as an OPEN LETTER to the Authorities at the Highest Places truly an EYE OPENER as our Pope Leads and Says YOU ALL (clergy and laity) DO THE Same FOR THE GLORY OF CHURCH. He does not lead only the Leaders, Judges or Policy makers but also he Leads to each and everyone of us in the same spirit to follow walk in the light shown by our Lord and Savior.

  • Wilson Saldanha, Shirthady/ Kuwait

    Mon, Jun 23 2014

    Very good article with a thorough study on the subject. Pope Francis is a common man's pope and deserves all praises for the steps he has taken to change the old traditional policies of church where Popes were considered as far higher than common man. He has came down a step from his position to reach common man and I wish all our leaders follow him which may make this world a better place to live.

  • John DSouza, Mangalore/Qatar

    Mon, Jun 23 2014

    Instead of becoming fake (unauthorized) judges to appreciate one and blame several, a couple of billions enlightened candles can eliminate the darkness of the whole world, like Easter Night.

  • C.G.Sequeira, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 23 2014

    The bottom line of the Church is to help the poor and not to construct church buildings after buildings. Pope Francis is simple,humble n holy.He is a role model for the entire clergy n the laity as well.Antony Cony's exclusive write up is an eye opener for everybody.

  • Lancy Moras, Moushmi Creations/Bajjodi

    Sun, Jun 22 2014

    Take a bow Cony Baab. You always come up with something special and this time it is Holy one. The article is untouchable recounted by you. Each word about our living Saint makes us to be Holy too. Our Holy Pope’s all time benevolent smile, his way of Holy living and his Divine blessings on us will avowal us to live a additional healthy adored way of life instead loathing each other in our own beliefs and community.

    May God bless you and we pray for your endless lettering opulence for that may Almighty shower His enormous astuteness to your mind Cony Baab.

  • Amitha Dorothy Cabrallo, Udupi

    Sun, Jun 22 2014

    Hey Edmond Noronha, Don't you know that our every Church responsible do not go to bed without viewing Daijiworld at least once a day. And that too while looking at the Pope Francis Photo !!. Therefore, you are on the positive side, message has already reached them for sure, God will judge, whether they have taken a decision to renew their lifestyle by lead a humble life disliking for excess money !!. I agree with you Konkani Translation/bulletin is a Must.

  • Macel Pius Machado, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 22 2014

    As people are aware, we don't find any contradictions or loopholes in the Life of Pope Francis nor in his Preaching. Congratulations, Antony you did the similar job nor we found any contradictions or loopholes in your writing too. If faith and action goes back to the time of Paul, Peter, our clergy could have intermingled with poor people leading a poor and not a Hi-Tech life. Therefore, we find plenty of contradictions in our surrounding churches. Further, True to their Vocation, after all they were called to lead a poor life nor oath was taken for the status of Minister of Finance.

  • Edmond Noronha, Kirem-Sharjah

    Sun, Jun 22 2014

    Antony D'souza has come up with yet another bold write up, this time on Francis. Good insights, quotes with clarity and in one word, a well researched article. Hats off to you Mr. Antony. Looking forward many more. How I wish this article is translated in Konkanni and finds place in all our Parish Bulletins.
    Any takers.....!

  • Glenda Gaw, Manila, Doha

    Sat, Jun 21 2014

    Oh! Beautiful Papa and this article is suiting him very much. His life is a message from Heaven, living saint of our time. Let God strengthen him against the traditional or dogmatic check-mates. I thank my Indian friend having led me to read this Pope's life style. Bless us Papa. “Trust in God: this is the key to success in life” is made my day and renewed my Commitment and Trust in God.

  • Reshma Lobo, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Jun 21 2014

    What an interesting and inspiring article. Pope Francis is a living saint. He has won the hearts of billions both the Christians and Non-Christians by his words and deeds. His humbleness and simple words are motivation to all of us.Long Live Our Pope. Thank you Anthony Sir for this amazing article on our Pope. Keep writing looking forward to your another inspiring article.

  • Felix C. Andrade, Mumbai/Dubai

    Sat, Jun 21 2014

    The best cream of this article is reflected in the following revelations....

    “God will judge us on our love, on how we have loved our brethren, especially the weakest and the neediest”.

    “Trust in God: this is the key to success in life”.

    “God never tires of forgiving us we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy”.

    “It would be good for us to ask ourselves as well: Am I really my brother’s keeper? Yes, you are your brother’s keeper!! To be human means to care of one another!”.

    Kudos to Pope Francis, seeker and dover of Universal Faith to show God's Love to the most neglected/dejected layers of the society, POOREST OF THE POOREST. IF CLERGY LEAD A SIMPLE, HUMBLE LIFE THEN THEY WILL ONLY UNDERSTAND THE POOREST OF THE POOR PEOPLE OF THE CHURCH lest they will involve with the only rich people to get rich by themselves ?? Am I telling the truth ?? WRITER HAS SAID RIGHTLY , POPE FRANCIS IS LEADING THE WAY..FOR YOU AND ME...

  • Kurt Waschnig, Oldenburg, Germany

    Fri, Jun 20 2014

    I enjoyed reading it so much and I would like to express a little bit about Pope francis and the Church. Except, that with about 1.2 billion adherents, the Catholic Church is no ordinary organisation. Its membership is a staggering 17 per cent of the world´s population.Who is at its helm, and how he exerts whatever influence he has over this significant chunk of humanity, is important.
    The election by fellow cardinals of the Argentine, Jorge Bergoglio, as the new Pope, is, and will be, scrutinised for its significance and what it says about the future of the Church.
    That the Pope, who has taken the name Francis, is from Argentina, as the first non-European to have the job in nearly 1,300 years since Gregor II in 731, is of symbolic significance, suggesting a bridging of the Old World and the New World and the breaking of the European hegemony over the papacy. It perhaps say something, too, that Francis is a Jesuit, an order whose practical work in education and with the poor is well known.
    But more important than these symbols are the character of Pope Francis and the attributes,or lack thereof,that he will bring to the job.
    In this regard, relatively little is known about ope Francis, except perhaps, within Vatican circles and his native Argentina, where he was Bishop of Buenos Aires.
    He is a man reported to prefer the simple life. In Buenos Aires, he eschewed the tastier lodges of the bishopric for a simple flat, cooked for himself, and was known to travel around the city by public transport.
    Pope francis wants a Church that serves the poor and downtrodden. But there are complex issues that will confront Pope Francis. The Church cannot sustain a conception of itself as a spiritual and moral conscience of its members, and more, if it fails effectively deal with the moral failings of those within its ranks as exemplified by its poor handling of sex scandals of the past decade and recent leaks of corruption and mismanagement at the Vatican.
    How Pope Francis engages these issues and tackles the Vatican bureaucracy will be closely watched.
    There are lots of Christians and other people all over the world who hope that Pope Francis will have an epiphany, leading to fundamental reforms in Catholicism. Among his first acts was to ask the faithful to pray for him, declaring his papacy a journey of brothers.
    Yes I believe in a renewal of the Church and that will give million of people a meaning of life, that is especially necessary in our current world.

    Best regards

    Kurt Waschnig Oldenburg Germany

    email: oldenburg1952@yahoo.de

  • Tom Xavier, Bangalore/Milan

    Fri, Jun 20 2014

    Pope Leads the way, Yes, leading in a magnificent way.

    Living a life as per the gospel is important than preaching the gospel in a untrue way.

    Hypocritics are plenty contradicting between once life and preaching the gospel.

    One should learn and covert himself by obeying Word of God and Leading a Humble Way like Pope Francis, a True Shepherd.

    Those who have ears let them hear. There are plenty among our churches they have eyes and yet are blind to the Real Truth.

    Thanks dear Antony, for your effort is seen by touching on the life of Pope Francis. Eager to read more from you.

  • John DSouza, Mangalore/Qatar

    Fri, Jun 20 2014

    Pope Francis Leads the Way, thank God for giving (us) a good shepherd to his herd of sheep
    God has created humans as his children to live in this attractive world, with life of temptations
    Our life is a free gift of God to live, but with responsibility and accountability to face His verdict
    God instructs to reject the pleasures and thirst for the eternal glory, with service and sacrifice
    He spoke to our ancestors, sent his only Son to live among us and guides with his Holy Spirit
    The wicked devil tries his best to tempt and trap the children of God, with his evil smartness
    Being human nature is weak, gets attracted and chooses hell fire, instead of the joy of heaven
    Perhaps Pope’s visit is an occasion of celebration and happiness, but not a free visa to heaven
    God speaks to us, Christ lives in us and the Holy Spirit enlightens us through the Holy Bible
    Strong spiritual leadership of Pope encourages us to be the salt of earth and light of the world

  • RITA, Germany

    Fri, Jun 20 2014

    Thank you for your unique article again.of course many People expect from Pope many things.Everyone thinks this or the other is right Thing and should be done.I say the other way.what can Pope expect from us?when he does one Change it wont be accepted from all.so I think he will be expecting from us to be a good Christ ,to give example to others,and since he cant do all the things as one Person he may expect from us totake part in his work to spread the Religion ,to help the needy,.It is not enough to go every day to church pray all the times,come home and neglect the needy neighbour ,shout at thewife and children.I find we have the right Person as a Pope to be called.within a year has attracted many People in his route.Long live the Pope.and Keep on with your articles us to be awake.

  • Gabrial (Gabby) F. Pinto, Mangalore / Wellington

    Fri, Jun 20 2014

    I am really very much touched and impressed by the following quote from our Loving Leader,

    “God will judge us on our love, on how we have loved our brethren, especially the weakest and the neediest”.

    Here in New Zealand, people are very much dovers of faith especially when in comes to charity and helping the needy who ever, where ever they may be, faith is, we are all children of one Loving God.

  • Cyprian A. Pinto, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Enjoyed reading. Beautiful part of it is..." WHO EXPECT WHAT FROM POPE FRANCIS".

  • Dominic Savio Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    In December 2013, Pope Francis was also named Person of the Year by Time magazine. Now Pope Francis had been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. I wish our Papa to secure this Nobel Peace Prize as he is a well deserving candidate.

  • Dsouza Arun, Belthangady/Doha Qatar

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Antony Uncle You Have Written Such A Beautiful and Inspiring Article. Pope Francis Is The Best. Looking Forward To Read More Articles From You..!!

  • Felix Savio DMello, Bajpe

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    One stop article about our devout Pope Francis. Hope one day soon He will visit our Mangalore who has sent an example by his humble life. Mangalorean laity and clergy are in need of his visit.

  • Marina, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Inspiring well written article by Antony on our dear Pope. May God bless him. He has touched billions of people by his life example.

  • Peter, Bolkunje/Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Thank you Anthony. You have taken the pains to write this inspiring article. May God bless you.

  • Arnold Lobo, Bangalore / Qatar

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Truly inspiring. God bless our pope

  • Olga B Noronha, Bejai Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    A very well-presented article highlighting the special charimsa of Pope Francis. Kudos to the writer and Long live Pope Francis!

  • Vivian Tauro, Puttur/ Doha

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Very much inspiring write up.. Long live our Pope Francis.

  • Linet Sylvia Machado, Perth

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Quotes from Pope which are inspired by the Holy Spirit is very much soothing and gives comfort.

    Dear Sir, very articulate is yours writing.

    People like you we need who gives something to take home after reading the article.

  • Lavina Pinto, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Very inspirational article. “Trust in God: this is the key to success in life” which gives solace, helps us to get rid of fear. Please write more articles on Pope Francis.

  • Nishel, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Thank u sir for a wonderful article. Pope is ruling in hearts of many. i am indeed a fan of this great man.long live our dear pope.

  • Bededicta Pauline Serraov, Bantwal, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    My sincere appreciation for this article. As a matter of fact, it has covered all the aspects boldly and sweetly. WITHOUT THIS OUR DEAR POPE CAN NOT BE DESCRIBED. Long Live our Great Leader, our Pope Francis. Thanks Antony Cony. Awaiting to read some more for sure.

  • Wilfy, Kinnigoly/Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Very good article on Pope Francis. Thanks to the writer. Indeed Pope has touched billions by his words and acts. Lamb Jiyon Amcho Papa.

  • David Paul Lobo, Sharja

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Interesting Reading.
    We Love our Dear Pope Francis.
    His purity of smile leads the way.

  • Ronald Lasrado, Udupi/Bangalore

    Thu, Jun 19 2014

    Inspiring and blessed by this unique article.
    Let us hope and Pray for our Pope who is the symbol of religious harmony and peace.

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