Congratulations to Pope Francis champion of the disenfranchised Let’s hope his voice is frequent, loud and clear when leading on social and economic injustice. You Might Also Like Travel without turnstiles 25/06/2013 Chipping Show 31/08/2010 Finance and chocolate cake.. 20/04/2011 This Post Has 6 Comments Liz 15 Mar 2013 Reply Pope Francis appears to be a truly Holy and humble man, a good choice, and good that he is from Latin America. However, he is also ‘unwaveringly orthodox’ so will he aim to transform the Church’s approach to the crucial issue of contraception? Also celebacy and women’s ministry? margaret 18 Mar 2013 Reply Hi Liz, You make some interesting points about his stance on gender equality whilst at the same time he is a proven champion for those who suffer the reality of economic inequality. An interesting dichotomy. Rosalba Brandim Howson 18 Mar 2013 Reply I am happy that Francis is from my continent and I hope he provides a voice for people who come from the global south. He does seem to be politically progressive whilst being socially conservative. I feel hopeful that he will open the windows of the church to allow the Holy Spirit to fill our tired hearts and minds with her grace! margaret 18 Mar 2013 Reply Hi Rosalba, Yes I agree that these early days of his pontificate have provided a real sense of hope that the church is going to lead by example on humility and outrage at the plight of the poor. Anne 18 Mar 2013 Reply We now have our new Pontif Pope Francis from Argentina. Brazil and all South American countries must be so excited . He sounds a good and caring man from reports on the media. May he be able to fulfil his duty as he wishes. margaret 18 Mar 2013 Reply Hi Anne, Yes an interesting observation as to how much room for maneuver Pope Francis will have, within the Vatican, to be his own man. As to a response from the Brazilian people on having a South American Pontif, have a read of Rosalba’s comment. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.