The election of Pope Francis of Argentina signals globalization


The election of Pope Francis of Argentina ( earlier Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) today signals globalization of the Catholic Church  in several special ways. This despite the ancient smoke signals used to communicate the progress of the Pope's election.

This is the very first time that a Pope is elected from outside Europe. Pope Francis has lived entirely in Argentina a developing country  although a part of the Americas. The name  "Francis"  after  Francis of Assissi  is also seen as significant given the huge orientation towards serving the poor that Francis of Assissi had and that Pope Francis has demonstrated in Argentina.

Quite a remarkable election  at the Vatican and a truly global choice for our times. Contact StratoServe.


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