Monday, March 25, 2013

Humanizing Pope Francis

As atheists we tend to forget that the Pope was once a normal guy, and may still be. It's easier to think of him as an adversary. When I read stories about him calling a newspaper kiosk owner to cancel his deliveries, it reminds me that up until a few days ago, he was just another face in the crowd. An important face to some for sure, but not to many others. 

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 21, 2013 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis surprised the owner of a kiosk in Buenos Aires with a telephone call to send his greetings and explain that he will no longer need a morning paper delivered each day.

Around 1:30 p.m. local time on March 18, Daniel Del Regno, the kiosk owner’s son, answered the phone and heard a voice say, “Hi Daniel, it’s Cardinal Jorge.”

Source: Pope calls Argentine Kiosk owner to cancel paper delivery

I still think of the Pope as an adversary, but an adversary that returns rubber bands. it keeps things in perspective.