Bravo Pope Francis!

Ana Romano

There are times when I am very proud indeed to be a Catholic and this is one of them:

 

 

 

Pope Francis has telephoned a woman who wrote  to him to tell her he will baptise her unborn after she refused to have an  abortion.

The call was the latest in a string of ‘one  to ones’ Pope Francis has had with general members of the public and once again  underlined his attempts at being a more human and in-touch pontiff after the  ‘stuffy’ years of his predecessor Benedict XVI.

Shop worker Anna Romano, 35, was on holiday  when she received the call from the Argentinian pope, who was elected in March  this year.

Anna, from Arezzo near Florence, central  Italy, had written to Pope Francis earlier this summer to describe her turmoil  at having discovered she was pregnant by a man, who unknown to her, was already  married with a child and who demanded she terminate the pregnancy.

In her letter she described to the Pope her  dilemma and said to him: ‘I have never been lucky with men, I married when I was  young and then things didn’t work out and I got divorced. I then had a few brief  relationships until I met a man who I thought was the man of my  dreams.

‘In June I discovered I was pregnant through  him and when I told him instead of being happy he told me he was already  married, already had a child and to have an abortion.

‘I told him that I would not have an abortion  and told him to get out of my life.’

Go here to read the rest at the Mail Online.  Some I assume will say that a pope should have better things to do with his time, and a pope does have many pressing and important tasks to perform.  However, what often is remembered about a pope is not the encyclicals written or the diplomacy performed or the liturgy changed, all certainly very important, but when a Pope does something that demonstrates the love of Christ, and this action by the Pope certainly fits squarely in that category.

 

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