One of you readers – only one – seemed perplexed that I mentioned the 3rd anniversary of Pope Benedict announcing his resignation and the 3rd anniversary of the actual abdication of the papacy, but I didn’t write about the 3rd anniversary of the election of Pope Francis!
Apart from the fact that, yesterday – being Sunday – was a work day for me and that, after the morning duties, I had flights to catch and airports to ‘enjoy’ and that I was posting from my phone… I just didn’t get to it.
Frankly, the news of the abdication of a Pope is of far more importance in the history of the Church than the election of a Pope.
Popes are elected all the time. It rare indeed that a Pope resigns. The closing of the pontificate (parenthesis) of Benedict merits special attention in my book. Pray for Benedict.
So, just to assuage the sensibilities of those concerned about the 3rd anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, here’s a screenshot from the FNC Latino coverage I saw.
I think Francis would have been amused.
Happy anniversary, Pope Francis. You have the prayers of many.