Friday, October 04, 2013

Comfort in Assisi

Pope Francis is like St. Francis. The saint had great concern for the weak and the sick, those forced to the margins of life in any way. So does the Pope. He arrived in Assisi this morning and visited the
Serafico Institute of Assisi, [home to] children and young people with disabilities and their caregivers. The Pope approached each of the residents and held their hands, caressed their faces, signed the Cross on their foreheads and often kissed them on the cheek. One of the residents also kissed the Pope’s pectoral cross [at 37:30 on video].
View the video [click back to 7:25 a.m. for it] to see how comfortable the Pope is. Being comfor-table with others, especially those who are different and cannot communicate the same way, appears Christian and Franciscan. Francis has made it papal as well.
Wiki-image of view of Assisi public domain.

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