Pope Francis and humility
Liz Trotta's commentary
- Duration 4:23
- Date Mar 18, 2013
Liz Trotta's commentary
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But generated from politics to the new -- -- -- -- at the Vatican with Pope Francis in charge this morning walked around the street to meet people.
So for a look behind the news here's Liz -- Anderson and commentary.
We heard an awful lot about humility over the past few days.
It's not a word one often comes across in the boisterous and cynical world a part time.
Any politician worth his election would run from the word humility that's practically -- job -- qualifier.
Journalists in particular are sorely short on this quality you're commentator included.
It may be the most difficult of the virtues since it demands and on knowledge meant that no matter how clever one is how high on the achievement latter.
Everything in every one is dependent on the will of god.
Humility that came the word of the moment when Pope Benedict the sixteenth stunned the world -- this retirement.
And then again last week but the election of his replacement -- -- would from Argentina.
Jorge Mario -- -- -- Now Pope Francis.
Named Francis itself.
Summoned the recognition of humility.
As it's a salute to saint Francis of the CC.
Founder of the Franciscan order and -- rock star in the Catholic pantheon of saints.
A man whose poverty of spirit extended to washing lepers and repeatedly giving -- -- literally the cloak on his back.
-- release -- media notables got carried away with the popular mythology of Saint Francis the saying who talked animals.
During coverage of the pope's election they shattered on about the seagull perched on the Sistine Chapel smokestack.
Just before the white spoke bros.
Was this a sign.
What may be more revealing is -- account of the saints hair raising journey to Egypt during the fifth crusade in -- humble but futile effort.
To convince assault and he should become a Christian.
One is tempted to wonder what Pope Francis will do for today's persecuted Christians of the Islamic Middle East.
Last week as Pope Francis stepped on the balcony overlooking Saint Peter's Square.
There was no -- this -- no fancy papal vestments.
Just a prayer for his predecessor.
And a basic our father and a hail Mary that even fallen away Catholics can -- from their childhood memories.
Lastly -- deep bow and a plea to the world to pray for him simple.
The left especially the New York time -- with its relentless campaign for campaign for gay pride.
Could hardly wait to assailed the new Pope.
Raising questions about whether as an Argentine cardinal he -- confronted the military dictatorship during the so called dirty war.
One of the sources cited as a former member of the -- and -- arrows a Peronist guerrilla organization that engaged in terrorism.
Then too there is the naked truth confronting those who support gay marriage and adoption abortion and married priests.
Francis will hold belie that anyone who understands the immutable bedrock of church doctrine should not be surprised.
The leftist doesn't get it.
Standby for an equally distorted comparison to how Pope lives to twelve handled the Nazis during the Second World War.
Give a liberal brand bent of many Jesuits especially in Latin America.
It's safe to say that these men often regarded as the shock troops of the church.
May have reacted with dismay to the selection of cardinal -- -- But with due respect.
Intellectual rigor rather than humility is often than their whole hallmark in -- -- times.
That -- the -- of Francis.
May be it teaching moment for them to.
A basic lesson of this pope's election may be that humility is hard work.
It is not for push overs are phonies or those who cannot rid themselves of pride.
And Dante's purgatory -- men whose sin was pride must carry heavy stones on their backs to learn humility.
Francis a tough minded priest.
Already knows this and the -- he must carry will be great.