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Thank you Alison.
In just over a hundred days since the former archbishop of Buenos Aires was made Pope the first Latin American -- -- the first non European Pope.
In about thirteen hundred years so not that long of the time period at but what has reveal itself in the past few months is a Pope who's bringing.
Many who may have strayed from the church back into the fold it coined the term the Frances affect -- Religion contributor Father Jonathan Morris joins us this morning from Reno Nevada nice to see this morning father what is that -- Francis a fact.
You know first thought I should say -- in Reno but I'm spending eight days.
And -- -- -- most beautiful place I've seen -- for a long time absolutely beautiful and -- some days reading trying to finish up a book but.
It is inspiring to see this what what people according to Francis effect and that is.
That they're seeing in Rome Italy specifically.
Huge numbers of people coming out to see Pope Francis -- -- Wednesday audience every Wednesday.
And they're getting more than a 100000 people every week coming to see him that's even more than John Paul the second crowds that he drew.
-- amazing now.
Is this -- affect really bringing in tons of people I don't think we into the church -- at a local level the United States I don't think we have empirical evidence to say that yet.
What I -- so much in airports and on the street is.
People coming up to me who may not even be Catholic and saying.
I -- your -- You know or catch this guy gets it.
And you know I think what you're what you're touching on -- what they're experiencing.
Is that hope Francis has decided that he wants to -- us Christians.
Ever want to get back to the basics of faith.
And one -- -- he's done that is.
On his own living -- simple life he's still living in the guest house instead of living in the papal apartments.
This back to basics christianity.
Is what he's calling -- -- and I think people are saying.
That's what we need.
And of course at the cardinals conference or in Rome when they were decided the Vatican when they were deciding.
Did they know it did it by choosing this hope that he would have that sort of ripple effect.
You know they knew him pretty well but I think he's still surprised even many of the cardinals the weight he has done it.
I he lived in this very simple -- -- -- in Argentina.
As archbishop as well so people who knew him very well are saying now he's just doing what he always has done let me give you too simple ways that he's communicating just this last week he's getting his daily sermons are homilies and they're on you can find them on back -- I -- moves.
Dot the -- of the -- for Vatican.
But too little examples and he gave in his sermons this week was one he said.
If there's any proof.
If you need any proof that you can't take your good material goods with you.
After after we die -- had never seen a moving truck in a funeral procession.
Or -- he said our father that means none of us Christians are only children so very simple teaching I think it's getting to the heart but thank you.
Excellent -- -- -- and we appreciate.
That's right thanks guys.
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