Rorate Caeli

Gratitude


After his meeting with his countrymen, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Sebastian, in Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday, Pope Francis gladly took pictures with the motorized team of the local military police that are helping to protect him.

11 comments:

3fbb3724-e751-11e2-b8e9-000bcdcb5194 said...

Awesome! They deserve it after the paces through which the Holy Father has put them.

Common Sense said...

After H.H. visit and high hype the young people of Brazil will be left to their own devices very much like before. Another pope Francis publicity stunt. Feel rather sorry for those cops.

Mike said...

That's a beautiful photo of the Holy Father!

Bwangi Kilonzo said...

Pope Francis is very humble

John Fisher said...

In South America all power comes from the barrel of a gun!

Muv said...

The Twelve Apostles

Athelstane said...

After H.H. visit and high hype the young people of Brazil will be left to their own devices very much like before.

It's true: They still must worship under Brazilian bishops, God help them.

But that was true after Benedict's visit as well. It won't be easy to rebuild the Brazilian Church. Campos can't do it all.

I'm glad the police detail got a quiet moment alone with H.H.

David C said...

The impoverished residents of the Varginha slum were grateful for the Holy Father's visit. They were grateful for the fresh paint, street lights, and paved roads the government provided to "spruce up the place" before the papal visit.

Robbie said...

I see this as both a good moment and a not so good moment. Obviously, it was very kind of the Pope to pose with members of his security detail. That's especially true after all of the trouble he likely caused them by nearly crowd surfing at various points this past week.

On the other hand, this picture tends to reinforce my view Francis doesn't see the papacy in the same way his predecessors have. While I think he wants to conduct a JPII style rock star, evangelistic papacy, I also think he wants to demystify the aura of the papacy.

Thomas Keep said...

Those aren't his countrymen. They are in Brazil, and the Pope is from Argentina.

New Catholic said...

And you must be a man with poor readership skills. Please, never post here again.