Government welcomes election of new pope

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Government welcomes election of new pope
Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has warmly welcomed, on behalf of the government and people of Saint Lucia, the election of the new Pope, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as his holiness Pope Francis.

According to Prime Minister Anthony, “Pope Francis has emerged as a man of genuine care for the downtrodden, a man of humility, and a man with a passion for justice. We thank his predecessor, His Holiness Benedict the Sixteenth, Pope Emeritus, for his work, charity and courage.

“As former bishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina, through his selected Archdiocesan motto of “lowly and yet chosen,” Francis 1 reminded us of the remarkable humanity in each and every human being, regardless of their wealth or disposition. Now, as Bishop of Rome, he calls his pastoral flock to follow “with mercy and choosing” in their spiritual mission.

“Millions around the world, including the overwhelming number of Catholics in Saint Lucia, look to this new time in the church for renewed faith, joy and hope. In particular, Saint Lucia welcomes and celebrates the Holy Father as the first Supreme Pontiff to hail from the ‘New World’, the Americas.

“Today’s world faces many challenges and is in desire for leadership and credibility. Yet, His Holiness, even in merely choosing his new name, has already shown that he is eager to be an instrument of peace, justice and to lead the faithful in praising God with humility, in brotherhood, and through all His creation.

“My wife, Professor Rose Marie B. Antoine, and I join in the praying for his Holiness, that he may be granted health and strength to be the spiritual vicar for so many.

“Saint Lucia reaffirms its cordial relations with the Holy See and also extends its congratulations to the Archdiocese of Castries and the Antillean Episcopal Conference on this momentous and historic occasion.”

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  1. I hope u know that rome is holding all of the jewish gold that the Nazi took from them rome needs to tell the truth mr Anthony tell u people about rome

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  2. my belove st lucians if the ones u put to represent u and care little about u remove them don't listen to nonsense once again I need someone to tell me were john comptom came from he was your pm

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  3. Go Kenny...you gotta create ties with Rome...and the pope...get him to visit our country to bless the poor people here with cash...

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  4. Wonder if Kenny will fly to Rome to shake hands with the pope. Since everyone is his friend (Chavez) I can only assume the pope is too.

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    • yes & use the sweet allowance that they are given on top of their handsome salaries & cry about the country has no money so they themselves can have MORE than their fair share of the pie.

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