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Long Live Pope Francis -2- with Ruth - Totus2us

Long Live Pope Francis -2- with Ruth - Totus2us

Ruth, from the Totus2us team: "We got quite close up in St Peter’s Square, close enough up to be able to see and I’d thought 'well, I’m not going to know who he is most probably' and when it was announced, I was dip-sticky about it. In fact no-one around us had much of an idea who Jorge Mario Bergoglio was. I’d read some biographies but was getting it all in a muddle. So the man that we met, for most of us in the crowd, was the man presented to us. The way in which Pope Francis came out and met his flock, his diocese of Rome and all those from the universal Church who were based in Rome, moved hearts just like that. He came out and spent quite a little bit of time just in total silence, before saying anything at all, like he was allowing himself to really live in the present moment and be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. John Paul II had started by saying that he was a pope from lontana and Papa Francisco said that the cardinals had had to go to the ends of the world to find