POPE FRANCIS I: “PROTECTING PEOPLE, SHOWING LOVING CONCERN FOR EACH AND EVERY PERSON.”
The Grand Master present with the Order of Malta’s official delegation at the inauguration mass.

 

 

“Let us never forget that real power is service…of the poorest, the weakest,” said Pope Francis, choosing “Care” and “Protection” as the leading themes of his homily during the Solemn Mass that officially marked the of start of his papacy. In front of a packed St. Peter’s Square, the Pope stressed the need to protect each other, “showing loving concern for each and every one, especially children, the elderly, and those in need, who are the last we often think about.”

May the Holy Spirit bestow an abundance of gifts on our Holy Father and grant him the strength and wisdom to lead our Church to new beginnings.  "Lord, make him an instrument of your peace".