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Pope Francis poses for several selfies ~ April 13, 2014 {x}

Pope Francis poses for several selfies ~ April 13, 2014 {x}

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"I’m happy! And it’s a tranquil happiness because at this age one no longer has the same happiness of a young person, there’s a difference. There’s a certain interior peace, a strong sense of peace, of happiness, that comes with age. But it’s a road that has always had problems. Even now there are problems but this happiness doesn’t go away because of the problems. No, it sees the problems, suffers because of them and then goes forward, it does something to resolve them and goes ahead. But in the depth of my heart there is this peace and happiness. It’s truly a grace from God, for me. It’s a grace and it’s not through my own merit."
— Pope Francis {x}
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"When a person searches for his or herself, they find God. Maybe, they don’t succeed in finding him but they are going along the path of honesty, searching for the truth, for a road of goodness and a road of beauty… they’re on the right road and it’s certain they’ll find God! Sooner or later, they will find him. But the road is a long one and some people don’t find him in their lives. They don’t find him consciously. But they are very true and honest with themselves, very good and lovers of beauty, so that in the end they have a very mature personality, capable of an encounter with God, which is always a grace. Because an encounter with God is a grace."
— Pope Francis {x}
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iheartqueenelizabeth:

Queen and Pope! Queen and Pope!

iheartqueenelizabeth:

Queen and Pope! Queen and Pope!


iheartqueenelizabeth:

Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh and Pope Francis meet at the Vatican ~ April 03, 2014 {x}


iheartqueenelizabeth:

"The encounter itself will be private but it is still an officially recognised visit…..it will be a public event in terms of arrival and departure…."


"Sickness and death are not taboo subjects. They are realities that we must face in Jesus’ presence."
— Pope Francis on Twitter : http://ift.tt/TD2UYF (via jmszatkowski)

nationalpostphotos:

AN CHILD’S AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE: Pope Francis holds Giorgia May, the granddaughter of Malta’s President George Abela, by the hand during a private audience in the Pontiff’s studio at the Vatican on March 21, 2014.   ( National Post )

ANDREW MEDICHINI/AFP/Getty Images, POOL


I wish I had posted something to celebrate Pope Francis’ first anniverary, but I haven’t had internet connection at home for over 2 weeks! Preposterous!

Anyway, Happy Belated Anniversary, Holy Father!

posted 1 month ago