20 mars 2013

Djurrättspåve?

"Djurrättspåve?"
Foto: Catholic Church / Flickr

Som smyg-katolik (nä, inte på riktigt, men ändå) är ju det här lite intressant att läsa:
"Shortly after posting this story, we learned that Pope Francis, in his first press conference a day after taking on his new role, took special notice of a service dog in the audience. The Washington Post reported that the pope leaned down to bless a golden retriever accompanying a visually-impaired reporter at the event. The gesture drew amused chuckles from the crowd. For animal lovers it was a important sign of humanity from a spiritual leader whose influence touches all corners of the globe.

With the news that the new pontiff, Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergogli, would be known as Pope Francis we wondered if he had chosen the name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Or had he taken the name of the Jesuit missionary, Francis Xavier?

Yesterday the new pope divulged that he had in fact chosen the saint, saying Francis was a man of peace and explaining that he wished for a church that was both poor and "for the poor.

Might this also mean that Pope Francis will be the voice for the voiceless in nature?"

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