… on priests! I do like this pic of Pope Francis going back to the hotel on the bus with everyone else.
And this cartoon:
And I’m astonished and delighted with another bit of good news:
This fearsome-looking gentleman is the Ecumenical Patriarch of the mighty Orthodox Church, in Istanbul. He has said he is going to attend the new Pope’s installation tomorrow. A Patriarch has not attended such a thing since the Great Schism that split our churches apart, east from west … so it will be the first attendance since 1054 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is HUGE. Having worked closely with the Orthodox Church in Romania etc etc and knowing how very … ahem … intransigent church leaders can be, and how much influence they exercise over the faithful, I am fair flabbergasted by this.
Are we all … FINALLY … starting to move in the ‘right’ direction ? Towards each other, rather than away?? Trying to exercise a little love instead of hanging on to our illusory ‘power’ ???
May God grant it, amen, amen, amen !!!