Mar 14, 2013

New Pope for the Catholics, a White tribute

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Hello my dears! If you're somebody who reads the news, you must be already informed the Catholics have a new Pope. I've already said here I'm a Catholic, and I'm quite proud the chosen person to be the next Pope is also an Argentinian, like me.

Well, you might wonder what does this has to do with anything. It probably has no connection with this blog, but it does to my life. For the past months
I've been sharing a lot from my personal life with you, and my religion is a part of it. Not that I'm fundamentalist or anything! I consider myself an open and respectful person, and I respect and even admire all kinds of religions and even people who don't have one. I would hate a world where everyone thinks and feels the same, I'm in for diversity! What really bothers me is the conflict and even the violence that diversity might result in when taken to the extremes.

What many people are expecting from the new Pope is unity, reforms that would take Christianity to a renovated and open minded way of being. Many of us have the impression the World evolves and the Church is not following. While some priests do, the solid core structure of the church remains "old-dated". I have high hopes in the new Pope, because he knows the suffering of a world very different from the one we know in the Northern countries. He knows how "real life" is like. He's the first Pope from the Americas, therefore, the first Latinamerican one. He's also the first Jesuit, which is a religious order devoted to help the poor and needed, and that has been very important in the Latinamerican history, they were the first to think the people needed to be organised and educated and not slaved. The Jesuit was an order that was ban from the Catholic church for half a century because they "thought differently". For all this background my hopes are very high.

This man, now Pope, who never owned a car, was travelling on the subway until last week, talking with people like you and me.  That's what I've been waiting for my church. A renewed era. I really hope the whole apparatus will not drawn the personality of Francis I. To wish him all the best and show my support and my faith, I'm dedicating a white mani to him.
Love,
Nati
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19 comments

  1. Hola, escuche esta mañana la noticia , y quería llegar a casa par felicitarte, he estado un poco atareada.
    Espero que tenga buena suerte Y traiga cosas buenas.

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    1. Gracias Andrea por tu opinión, muy gentil de tu parte haber pensado en mi! :D

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  2. Ciao Nati! What a nice post and thought! Baci! xx

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    1. Ciao Bella! Thanks for reading, bacioni, xx

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  3. Hah, original post :-) Go Francis, woohoo! If only he knew... :-)

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    1. haha, Melissa, I can imagine if someone said to the Pope: there's a girl that paint her nails white in your honour... it sounds so ridiculous! But, ok, it's a symbol and something that really matters to me, anyway.

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  4. Great post! I, just like you, hope that this is the beginning of a new era :)

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    1. Hi Elin! all changes bring hope, and that's the best part of them!

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  5. Salut Nati, this is such a heartwarming post, thank you for sharing with us!!!! I was very happy to learn that finally a pope from Latin America was elected!!! I am a strong believer in the chances that diversity offers and I can honestly say, that I would not be the person I am, if not for my friends from all continents and cultures!!! Oh I nearly forgot - beautiful mani xxx

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    1. Hi Christine! I'm so fond of your comment here, those are exactly the reasons (at least the little I know about you) that make you an exceptional girl!

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  6. Por sierto mira lo que te deje :)

    http://ukokmariaandreavanderwallarneman.blogspot.com/2013/03/i-am-winner-of-polished-polyglot.html

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    1. mira lo que te deje,

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    2. Andrea, muchas gracias! ya lo he visto!

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  7. Nice post and beautiful thoughts! :-) And nice manicure too! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Tatjana, I really appreciate your comment.

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  8. Beautiful post Natalia and a perfect mani to suit :)

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  9. I've read some about the new pope and I also hope that this will lead something better. And I also like that the new pope is the first latin american one, diversity is better and could lead to positive change. If he only was a bit younger it would have been perfect.

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    1. Hi Gelic, you have a point! He's old indeed, I wonder how long he'll be able to resist. I've noticed the people who get to be Pope get older really fast. Remeber Ratzinger look so older and sick in just few years!

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