|Cardinal Tobin: For 10 years, Pope Francis has challenged us to move beyond our comfort zones
|My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, On March 13, Pope Francis celebrated the tenth anniversary of his election as Bishop of Rome. In the decade that has passed, we have come to know him as a man of humility and a passionate advocate for the poor and marginalized members of God’s family. There’s something prophetic about Pope Francis. Imagine John the Baptist with a hearty smile preaching God’s “endless mercy.” He doesn’t hesitate to call attention to the ways that we are soft, lazy or self-indulgent, but he does it in ways that give us hope and encouragement.
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