Jorge Bergoglio: Latin American Pope
Date added: 29/05/2020
JORGE BERGOGLIO: LATIN AMERICAN POPE
In Saint Peter’s Square:
“Buona sera.” “Good evening.”
From the ends of the world,
a friendly greeting, typical of Saint Francis.
Italian parentage, Argentine heritage;
Jesuit order, Franciscan humility.
In Buenos Aires:
limousine and palace were left on the wayside,
for bus and flat, with people on the wayside.
For the Conclave:
Latin America beckons,
and bequeaths a Pope.
periphery becomes central,
Papacy becomes simpler,
Curia become curiouser.
May Francis the First
open the windows of the Church
for fair winds of the Spirit.
© Graham Kings, Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020).
first published on Fulcrum March 2013.