Pope quips “I am the devil” next to John Paul


Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales a bit compared to St. John Paul II — at least as far as Poles are concerned.

Greeting journalists Saturday en route to Lithuania, Francis was given a book about the former pope by Polish photographer Grzegorz Galazka. Receiving the large book with a beaming John Paul on the cover, Francis quipped: “(Pope John Paul II) was a saint, I am the devil.”

Laughing, Galazka immediately corrected him: “No, you are both saints! You are both saints!”

Francis’ quip appeared to acknowledge that he has his detractors, particularly among conservative Catholics who long for the more doctrinaire papacies of John Paul and Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

The criticism of Francis by conservatives has grown more vocal recently amid the church’s sex abuse scandals and the distress over his opening to letting divorced and civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion.


a truth burp from franky.. 🙂


~ by seeker401 on September 26, 2018.

13 Responses to “Pope quips “I am the devil” next to John Paul”

  1. Reblogged this on Jericho777.

  2. Princess Alexandra’s conversion highlights a great injustice in British law
    Oct. 3, 2018

    ongratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Hanover, who has been received into the Catholic Church. May God shower His blessings upon her. The Princess is the daughter of Prince Georg of Hanover and Princess Caroline of Monaco, both of whom, in their day, provided the tabloid newspapers with ample fodder. On her mother’s side, Princess Alexandra is the granddaughter of the late Grace Kelly and on her father’s side she is a descendant of the Duke of Cumberland, Queen Victoria’s wicked uncle who inherited the Kingdom of Hanover on the accession of his niece. Given that German royalty have a habit of marrying each other, the Princess is not only a descendant of George III but also of the Kaiser, and thus of Queen Victoria herself, through her eldest child Princess Vicky.

    Given her descent from Queen Victoria, she has a place very low down in the line of succession, or had. Now that she is a Catholic, she loses her place in the line of succession. The same fate applies to all those who become Catholic.

  3. For those still playing the game……
    Rome Pilgrimage
    October 5–12, 2018.

    Men’s Legatus Enclave
    October 10-13, 2018

    This year, take part in the annual Legatus men’s retreat at the private Lodge at Cabin Bluff, located in Woodbine, Georgia.
    Follow in the footsteps of generations of U.S. Presidents and distinguished businessmen, hunting and fishing at this private lodge, while enjoying afternoons and evenings of inspiring conversation on matters of spirituality and business. This year, well-known apologist Karlo Broussard and innovative organizational consultant Kevin Twomey will join Legates on the Men’s Enclave retreat.

    Legatus withholds tithe to Holy See amid accountability questions
    Sept. 7, 2018
    Washington D.C.- A U.S.-based organization of Catholic business executives announced Thursday that it is placing its annual donation to the Holy See in escrow until it can receive clarification on questions of financial accountability.

    October Canonizations

    Pope Francis will canonize seven people on Oct. 14 during the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.

    The list includes one pope, a lay man, two women who founded religious orders and three priests. A common theme among them is a deep care for the poor and a strong faith in Jesus despite difficult times.

  4. posted on RJ from a sub faraway…

    Pope Francis Reportedly Coming to North Korea in the Coming Months
    Legislator suggests pontiff wants to visit the isolated nation soon – the first time a pope will travel to North Korea.

    14 Oct 2018


  5. Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI Elevated To Sainthood
    October 14, 201810:39 AM

    Oscar Romero, the murdered archbishop of San Salvador who spoke up for the poor and oppressed, and Pope Paul VI, the former pontiff who declared birth control “intrinsically wrong,” were declared saints on Sunday morning in a ceremony at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

    The ceremony featured seven new saints all told, including, as the Vatican put it, “five other lesser-known blessed.”

    In the ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday, Francis said, Romero “left the security of the world, even his own safety, in order to give his life according to the gospel — close to the poor and to his people.”

    During the ceremony, Francis wore “the blood-stained rope belt that Romero wore when he was gunned down,” The Associated Press reports.

    Thousands of Salvadoran pilgrims traveled to Rome to watch Romero’s canonization, the AP notes.

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