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Exactly one year ago today, the white smoke in St Peter’s Square indicated that a new pope had been elected. Shortly after Jorge Mario Bergoglio made his first appearance. His papacy thus far has been nothing if not interesting. Keelin was joined from Galway by Fr Tony Flannery; by author, Paul Vallelly and by Gerard O’Connell, Vatican Affairs Analyst with the Universe.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0313/601969-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-13-march-2014/?clipid=1507716
By Paul Vallely (Bloomsbury) When Jorge Mario Borgoglio took to the Vatican Balcony as Pope Francis, he had already become a Pope of firsts. He not only became the first Pope to have a living predecessor and the first Pope to come from outside Europe, but he was also to be the first Jesuit Pope. Since then the Pope’s modesty and approachability have become a trademark. However, according to my next guest, Borgoglio was once a very divisive figure, an authoritarian who underwent a remarkable transformation – a transformation which harked back to the Argentinian Dirty War of the 1970s. ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/0906/472601-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-6-september-2013/?clipid=1304390
The Common Thread - The Bra turns 100 this year. From the ...