I decided to go to Pope Francis’ first general audience today, and what a good choice that was!
|First sighting of Pope Francis
A general audience is when the Pope goes to Saint Peter’s Square to greet all the pilgrims who’ve come to see him and he gives them a little spiritual talk.
|Everybody was going crazy as usual
This lady held out a big “I love Pope Francis” Heart
|And Francis graciously accepted it!
|Pope Francis up on stage
|At the end Francis kept his popemobile waiting while he walked around greeting everybody
For me the beautiful thing is that Pope Francis is really living this – tomorrow he’ll spend a good part of his Holy Thursday with the inmates of Rome’s juvenile prison, no media allowed. This last week he’s been celebrating mass for all the different employees of Vatican City and having his meals with normal people. Before the conclave there was a lot of hype about the need to reform Church administration – The Roman Curia – and I see Francis right now getting to know first-hand what’s really going on before he makes any moves.
|Beautiful Day, quite a crowd!!!!
God bless you,Brother Kevin
PS: hope these photos come through…