“In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don’t baptize the children of single mothers because they weren’t conceived in the sanctity of marriage,” Bergoglio told his priests. “These are today’s hypocrites. Those who clericalize the Church. Those who separate the people of God from salvation. And this poor girl who, rather than returning the child to sender, had the courage to carry it into the world, must wander from parish to parish so that it’s baptized!”Read more about Pope Francis here.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The new Pope, Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, is known as a humble man, who works behind the scenes for those in need. He visits slums, and shunned the fancy trappings of power that could be his as the top Buenos Aires cardinal. He has spoken out against liberal policies implemented by Argentine President Kirchner, to include gay marriage, abortion, and free contraception. However, he considers outreach the main work of the church, and his words here illustrate this belief: