Pope named NCR Person of the Year

by | Jan 2, 2015 | Vincentian Family

Pope change conversationNCR names Pope Person of the Year.

“Perhaps Francis’ greatest contribution as pope will be his embrace and advocacy for the Synod of Bishops as central to the governance and mission of the church. The two synods that Francis has called to discuss family life may result in changes in pastoral practices that will welcome Catholics back into full participation in the church, but the process the synods begin may well be their most important outcome. Francis is making of the synod what Pope Paul VI envisioned it to be in 1965: a body that would provide “for a continuance after the [Second Vatican] Council of the great abundance of benefits that … result of our close collaboration with the bishops.””

A year ago, Pope Francis’ photo adorned the covers of Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, TIME magazine and The Advocate. The latter two named the pope their person of the year. Francis’ personal humility and simplicity, his common-sense rhetoric seasoned with homespun charm had captured the imagination of Catholics, non-Catholics and even nonbelievers.

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