Tuesday 13 November 2018

The Pope brings us new hope – now it's time to clean up the Vatican

Garry O'Sullivan

At his inauguration yesterday Pope Francis pointed the world to a 'horizon of hope' and called for protection of the poor and the environment.

This then is a green Pope of the people who echoes the beggar saint St Francis of Assisi. The next 100 days will allow him shape these themes for his already popular pontificate.

He has shown himself already to be a master of the gesture, and his simple style has won over many sceptical Catholics long waiting and hoping for something new, different and exciting.

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