By Amaris Castillo | 06/10/2013 - 10:26
It turns out Pope Francis didn’t really want his position.
According to MSN Now, the first Latin American pontiff in history said he “didn’t want to be pope.”
The 76-year-old made the remark during a chat with children from Jesuit schools across Italy and Albania.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/20/2013 - 11:09
As the first Latin American pontiff in history, Pope Francis became an instant favorite among most Latino communities. Since taking power, Jorge Bergoglio has made it clear that spreading the word of God throughout Latin America is part of his agenda. Within a week of getting sworn in, Pope Francis has already met with Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who he previously clashed with in regards to gay marriage and abortion.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/14/2013 - 13:10
While the world has the opportunity to celebrate history in the making, as the first Latin becomes the new pontiff, we must also wonder what Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio really stands for and whether his beliefs align with the modern Latino in the U.S. There’s no denying that he has his work cut out for him.
By Franziska Castillo | 03/14/2013 - 11:20
More Latinos than ever are leaving the Catholic Church for other religions and spiritual practices—whether it be Pentecostalism, Islam or no spiritual practice at all. What the way we worship says about us as a changing community.
By Amaris Castillo | 03/13/2013 - 15:53
There’s a new pope at the Vatican – and he’s Latino!
The world stood still today as we waited for the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church to emerge from the balcony at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City. When he did, the man in the white robes was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, former Archbishop of his native Buenos Aires.