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March 17th, 2014

Pope Francis Madness: Round 3


It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Round 3 of Francis Madness begins now and runs through tomorrow morning. We’re down to 8 of our favorite moments, which ones will advance to the final four?

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When Pope Francis said: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”

When Pope Francis compared the Church to a field hospital after battle: “It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol…you have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds.”

When Pope Francis embraced a man disfigured by neurofibromatosis.

When Pope Francis wore a clown nose to celebrate with a newlywed couple.

When Francis made friends with a little boy who wandered onto stage during the pope’s address to a crowd of families. Click here to watch.

When Pope Francis began driving around in a used 1984 Renault. Click here to watch.

On Holy Thursday when Pope Francis washed, dried and kissed the feet of 12 inmates (2 Muslim, 2 women) at Casal del Marmo jail, a juvenile detention center.

When Pope Francis went back to pay his hotel bill the day after he was elected pope.

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