The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Pope Francis Garners Rock Star Status Through Everyday Humility

    The selection of Argentinian Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope in March 2013 was a step in a new direction for the Catholic Church: he was the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, the first Jesuit, and the first non-European for more than 700 years. Francis has been radically reshaping the Church. Gone are extravagant wardrobes and expensive building renovations, as well as the obsessive focus on social issues. Pope Francis was named person of the year by Time Magazine — and by gay interest magazine The Advocate, edging out Miley Cyrus and Edie Windsor. Joseph Ratzinger he is not.

    Sources: TIME, Toronto Star, CBC, The Advocate

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