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Much Hope in Pope

William... Carpinteria CA Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 8:49 AM
Be assured that "this sham of an apostle" prays for you each and every day. If you would do as much for him in no time you would find yourself loving this humble Apostle of Christ's Church.

Rome -- "May God forgive you." That's Cardinal Timothy Dolan's translation of a joke that Pope Francis told the College of Cardinals a day after being elected the 267th pontiff.

Having watched the prayerful mien of some of the cardinals going into the papal conclave that would elect Argentinean Jorge Mario Bergoglio pope, I have reason to believe that God had something to do with Papa Francisco, as the Romans call their bishop.

Others, of course, see it otherwise.

"I don't think he's what we need right now in the Catholic Church," Madeline Cuomo, the sister of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told Crain's...