Monday, September 30, 2013

Real reason why Pope Francis does not want to stay at the Papal apartments.

And be sure to NOT catch this at your favorite media outlet like the MSM in the US and Europe.

And God's gift to journalism, Rappler, who I fervently hope, continue to bleed out money...


"I chose to live [in Santa Marta], in Room 201, because when I took possession of the papal apartment, inside myself I distinctly heard a ‘no.’ The papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace is not luxurious. It is old, tastefully decorated and large, but not luxurious.

But in the end it is like an inverted funnel. It is big and spacious, but the entrance is really tight. People can come only in dribs and drabs, and I cannot live without people. I need to live my life with others.”

— Pope Francis on why he is not living in the Papal Apartment


Remember, the media took a lot of jab against the "luxurious and pompous" papal apartment that Benedict XVI chose to live at.

They forgot to mention that the predecessors of Francis all lived there including Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.

Yet they called those not of Francis' mold as too "lavish".

In the age of Information Technology, dear media people, we can't fooled.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this!

    Indeed, it was an eye-opener and another proof that the papal apartments were really no 5star hotel as so many have been imagining.

    While Francis has manifested that he still is practising the vow of poverty that he has professed as a young Jesuit, it does not follow that his predecessors in the See of Peter lived scandalously luxurious lives. It does not follow if his predecessors wore the red shoes, the red choir dress, the red socks, and the red cape, they were more pompous and ostentatious. In fact, these parts of the papal vestements that were all in red is a symbol of the readiness of the Bishop of Rome to die for the Faith and for his Flock. If Francis decided to do away with them, it may be a sign of simplicity, but wearing them is no sign either of material richness.