Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected pope, chooses name Francis

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

VATICAN CITY—Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.

Pope Francis appeared on the balcony over St. Peter’s Square to wild cheers from the crowd below.

Known until Wednesday as Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed. He came close to becoming pope last time, reportedly gaining the second-highest vote total in several rounds of voting before he bowed out of the running in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope Francis—the first Jesuit pope—has spent nearly his entire career at home in Argentina.

He has long specialized in the kind of pastoral work—overseeing churches and priests—that some say is an essential skill for a pope.

In a lifetime of teaching and leading priests in Latin America, which has the largest share of the world’s Catholics, the former Bergoglio has shown a keen political sensibility as well as a self-effacing humility, according to his official biographer, Sergio Rubin. His personal style is the antithesis of Vatican splendor.

Bergoglio is also known for modernizing an Argentine church that had been among the most conservative in Latin America.

Groups of supporters waved Argentine flags in St. Peter’s Square as Francis, wearing simple white robes, made his first public appearance as pope.

‘Good evening’

“Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening,” he said before making a reference to his roots in Latin America, which accounts for about 40 percent of the world’s Roman Catholics .

Bergoglio often rode the bus to work, cooked his own meals and regularly visited the slums that ring Argentina’s capital. He considers social outreach, rather than doctrinal battles, to be the essential business of the church.

He accused fellow Church leaders of hypocrisy and forgetting that Jesus Christ bathed lepers and ate with prostitutes.

“Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit,” Bergoglio told Argentina’s priests last year.

Bergoglio’s legacy as cardinal includes his efforts to repair the reputation of a church that lost many followers by failing to openly challenge Argentina’s murderous 1976-83 dictatorship. He also worked to recover the Church’s traditional political influence in society, but his outspoken criticism of President Cristina Kirchner couldn’t stop her from imposing socially liberal measures that are anathema to the Church, from gay marriage and adoption to free contraceptives for all.

“In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don’t baptize the children of single mothers because they weren’t conceived in the sanctity of marriage,” Bergoglio told his priests. “These are today’s hypocrites. Those who clericalize the Church. Those who separate the people of God from salvation. And this poor girl who, rather than returning the child to sender, had the courage to carry it into the world, must wander from parish to parish so that it’s baptized!”

Bergoglio compared this concept of Catholicism, “this Church of ‘come inside so we make decisions and announcements between ourselves and those who don’t come in, don’t belong,” to the Pharisees of Christ’s time—people who congratulate themselves while condemning all others.

This sort of pastoral work, aimed at capturing more souls and building the flock, was an essential skill for any religious leader in the modern era, said Bergoglio’s authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin.

Low profile

But Bergoglio himself felt most comfortable taking a very low profile, and his personal style was the antithesis of Vatican splendor. “It’s a very curious thing: When bishops meet, he always wants to sit in the back rows. This sense of humility is very well seen in Rome,” Rubin said before the 2013 conclave to choose Benedict’s successor.

Bergoglio’s influence seemed to stop at the presidential palace door after Nestor Kirchner and then his wife, Cristina Fernandez, took over the Argentina’s government. His outspoken criticism couldn’t prevent Argentina from becoming the Latin American country to legalize gay marriage, or stop Fernandez from promoting free contraception and artificial insemination.

His church had no say when the Argentine Supreme Court expanded access to legal abortions in rape cases, and when Bergoglio argued that gay adoptions discriminate against children, Fernandez compared his tone to “medieval times and the Inquisition.”

This kind of demonization is unfair, says Rubin, who obtained an extremely rare interview of Bergoglio for his biography, the “The Jesuit.”

“Is Bergoglio a progressive—a liberation theologist even? No. He’s no third-world priest. Does he criticize the International Monetary Fund, and neoliberalism? Yes. Does he spend a great deal of time in the slums? Yes,” Rubin said.

Austere

Bergoglio has stood out for his austerity. Even after he became Argentina’s top Church official in 2001, he never lived in the ornate church mansion where Pope John Paul II stayed when visiting the country, preferring a simple bed in a downtown building, heated by a small stove on frigid weekends. For years, he took public transportation around the city, and cooked his own meals.

Bergoglio almost never granted media interviews, limiting himself to speeches from the pulpit, and was reluctant to contradict his critics, even when he knew their allegations against him were false, said Rubin.

That attitude was burnished as human rights activists tried to force him to answer uncomfortable questions about what church officials knew and did about the dictatorship’s abuses after the 1976 coup.

Many Argentines remain angry over the church’s acknowledged failure to openly confront a regime that was kidnapping and killing thousands of people as it sought to eliminate “subversive elements” in society. It’s one reason why more than two-thirds of Argentines describe themselves as Catholic, but fewer than 10 percent regularly attend mass.

Under Bergoglio’s leadership, Argentina’s bishops issued a collective apology in October 2012 for the church’s failures to protect its flock. But the statement blamed the era’s violence in roughly equal measure on both the junta and its enemies.

Critical of rights violations

“Bergoglio has been very critical of human rights violations during the dictatorship, but he has always also criticized the leftist guerrillas; he doesn’t forget that side,” Rubin said.

The bishops also said “we exhort those who have information about the location of stolen babies, or who know where bodies were secretly buried, that they realize they are morally obligated to inform the pertinent authorities.”

That statement came far too late for some activists, who accused Bergoglio of being more concerned about the church’s image than about aiding the many human rights investigations of the Kirchners’ era.

Bergoglio twice invoked his right under Argentine law to refuse to appear in open court, and when he eventually did testify in 2010, his answers were evasive, human rights attorney Myriam Bregman said.

At least two cases directly involved Bergoglio. One examined the torture of two of his Jesuit priests—Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics—who were kidnapped in 1976 from the slums where they advocated liberation theology. Yorio accused Bergoglio of effectively handing them over to the death squads by declining to tell the regime that he endorsed their work. Jalics refused to discuss it after moving into seclusion in a German monastery.

Both men were freed after Bergoglio took extraordinary, behind-the-scenes action to save them — including persuading dictator Jorge Videla’s family priest to call in sick so that he could say Mass in the junta leader’s home, where he privately appealed for mercy. His intervention likely saved their lives, but Bergoglio never shared the details until Rubin interviewed him for the 2010 biography.

Bergoglio—who ran Argentina’s Jesuit order during the dictatorship—told Rubin that he regularly hid people on church property during the dictatorship, and once gave his identity papers to a man with similar features, enabling him to escape across the border. But all this was done in secret, at a time when church leaders publicly endorsed the junta and called on Catholics to restore their “love for country” despite the terror in the streets.

Rubin said failing to challenge the dictators was simply pragmatic at a time when so many people were getting killed, and attributed Bergoglio’s later reluctance to share his side of the story as a reflection of his humility.

But Bregman said Bergoglio’s own statements proved church officials knew from early on that the junta was torturing and killing its citizens, and yet publicly endorsed the dictators. “The dictatorship could not have operated this way without this key support,” she said.

Bergoglio also was accused of turning his back on a family that lost five relatives to state terror, including a young woman who was 5-months’ pregnant before she was kidnapped and killed in 1977. The De la Cuadra family appealed to the leader of the Jesuits in Rome, who urged Bergoglio to help them; Bergoglio then assigned a monsignor to the case. Months passed before the monsignor came back with a written note from a colonel: It revealed that the woman had given birth in captivity to a girl who was given to a family “too important” for the adoption to be reversed.

Despite this written evidence in a case he was personally involved with, Bergoglio testified in 2010 that he didn’t know about any stolen babies until well after the dictatorship was over.

“Bergoglio has a very cowardly attitude when it comes to something so terrible as the theft of babies. He says he didn’t know anything about it until 1985,” said the baby’s aunt, Estela de la Cuadra, whose mother Alicia co-founded the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in 1977 in hopes of identifying these babies. “He doesn’t face this reality and it doesn’t bother him. The question is how to save his name, save himself. But he can’t keep these allegations from reaching the public. The people know how he is.”

Initially trained as a chemist, Bergoglio taught literature, psychology, philosophy and theology before taking over as Buenos Aires archbishop in 1998. He became cardinal in 2001, when the economy was collapsing, and won respect for blaming unrestrained capitalism for impoverishing millions of Argentines.

Later, there was little love lost between Bergoglio and Fernandez. Their relations became so frigid that the president stopped attending his annual “Te Deum” address, when church leaders traditionally tell political leaders what’s wrong with society.

During the dictatorship era, other church leaders only feebly mentioned a need to respect human rights. When Bergoglio spoke to the powerful, he was much more forceful. In his 2012 address, he said Argentina was being harmed by demagoguery, totalitarianism, corruption and efforts to secure unlimited power. The message resonated in a country whose president was ruling by decree, where political scandals rarely were punished and where top ministers openly lobbied for Fernandez to rule indefinitely.

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  • bongarroyo

    nadaya tayo…..nadaya tayo…hu hu hu hu

    don’t cry for me…
    LOL

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      Cghe shabu ka pa

      • bongarroyo

        si spitfire ang pusher dito….

    • speaksoftlylove

       Katol lang sininghot mo nagkaganyan ka na.

      Sabi ko na sayo bawal sa mga lamok ang katol, ang tigas ng ulo mo.

      • bongarroyo

        sfakefire paano na ngayon ang team TATAY niyo?

        malaki pa naman ang ipinusta nila e di wala na namang pang gatas nito para sa mga anak nila…..hahahaha

  • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

    Mabuhay ka Pope Francis. Nawa ay ma reporma mo ang catholic flock.

  • JOJO_BINAY

    Mga hunghang na Pinoy, mag protesta na kayo. Nadaya si Cardinal Tagle….. VOTE NANCY BINAY FOR SENATOR!!

  • http://on.fb.me/16z14Nv Angel Divera

    Pope Francis I mabuhay po kayo! Sana magabayan nyo ng maayos ang madaming ligaw na kaluluwa na buhay pa naman pero parang impyerno na ang kalagayan.

  • Bisdak_kaayo

    Sa vatican inip na inip ang mga tao to hear the phrase “HABEMUS PAPAM” meaning we have a Pope

    Pero sa lansangan ng Cebu, naririnig mo sa mga Bugaw gabi gabi, “HABEMUS PAMPAM” meaning we have a Prostitute.

    LOL…

    • UrHONOR

      SA Bacolod naman, HABEMUS TATAYAM!

  • marlaw

    GOD BLESS POPE FRANCIS!

  • GMGuerrero

    Thank God it’s not Cardinal Angelo Scola or it would be Pepsi Cola er…. Pope Scola

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    Was pulling for Cardinal Tagle obviously, but I like this choice.  He’s an experienced moderate who I think will work for reform in the Church, and what I’ve read about him makes me think he’s also a legitimately good man.

    My only real problem with the choice is his age: he’s only 2 years younger than Benedict was when he was elected, and I don’t really like the idea of all of us going through this again in 9 years.

    • TGM _ERICK

      If he resigns good for 9 years would be sufficient service to the flocks. Cardinal deTagle could work for the papacy for nine ears, and he would be 64 still young. Maybe after 18 years we would see him heading the Catholic Church in the Vatican.

  • batangpaslit

    i think it is auspicious that the new heat of RCC comes from Latin America where the larger number of RCC parishioners come from
    i trust, the new Pople would encourage the 1.2 billion RCC flocks to be studios in searching the Scriptures, the inspired written Word of God

  • CommonSens6

    Viva El Papa, Francis! Took one full hour to come out after the
    white smoke but worth the wait.

    Congratulations Cardinal Tagle you had a good run!

    Habemus papam! again…

  • bayankopdi

    FOR SURE CARDINAL TAGLE WILL HAVE A CHANCE NEXT TIME…MAYBE HE IS TOO YOUNG TO BE VOTED BY MOSTLY OLD CARDINALS…76 YEARS OLD IS OLD….BY THE TIME A NEW POPE IS NEEDED CARDINAL TAGLE WILL BE OLD ENOUGH TO BE VOTED…

    • dan4321

      While I understand years can define maturity and experiences,it shouldn’t be the case ALWAYS.Besides there are many young individuals who perform better than the Old ones.

      • loclin

        define “perform”, particularly with the context of the Pope’s responsibilities.
        if one such responsibility is to “climb a mountain”, then perhaps a 55-year old can do better than a 76-year old.  on the other hand, how much physical activities do most priests have?

    • Miguel1000

      Ayan Ay Kung si Tagle ang di pa bumigay sa tawag ng laman lalo na sa tawag ng buhay na hotdog!

  • dan4321

    Even the Catholic Church is Prejudiced- of course they will not vote an ASIAN despite his Excellent Qualities- Tagle would have been a good one- DEEPLY INTELLIGENT,CHARISMATIC AND HUMBLE. They will not vote a YOUNGER One either because they don’t respect the Wisdom and Capabilities of the YOUTH.Look at most of the Priests- they SMIRK on young people when they speak up.But of course they like Young Boys and Girls. I’m a Catholic but I’m disappointed on this-one of the reasons why the Church is losing its support.

    • aPenni4Peace

      so feeling mo na goyo? LOL! ampalaya syrup to o..

      • dan4321

        Let’s elevate ourselves in a CIVILIZED world of discussion.Don’t keep on maintaining your low life.Need I say more?

      • aPenni4Peace

        Oh Please elaborate…. The fact that this discussion and comments are labeled with aliases and what not means you can express freely in any language you want. Civilized? how do you even measure that?

        Lowlife? arent you just one of us? hiding behind those aliases to keep the so called mystery of you displaced, unheard, intillegence?

        Chill my lad, just because you mentioned the word CIVILIZED does not mean you know better… :p

    • UrHONOR

      TAGLE should file a protest and demand for a TRO.  We can all go to the Vatican and have a royal and holy “picnic”.

    • Noel

      Majority of the Cardinals who cast their votes were from North America and Europe.  All whites.  What do we expect?  Yes, they picked a Latino to show they’re not prejudiced.  But look at this new Latino Pope…he looks very Caucasian.

      • Yxon

        so? why do you care? i thought you said they are false prophets. or are you just otsosera or a just a plain destroyer?

    • observer1977

      Why do most of us always think in terms of racism when Asians, specifically Filipinos, are not chosen over other worthy candidates? There’s Janine in Miss U, Jessica Sanchez in American Idol, Pacquiao over Marquez, and so many others? And frankly dan4321, open your eyes– you’re up late/early commenting on an internationally syndicated article, CNN and BBC and all the other news channels glued on the Vatican because of the new Pope, and you’re still thinking that the Catholic Church is losing support? If you can present any religious sects in the world that is being featured for its milestones and NOT violence/terrorism other than OUR church, then you can speak like that. God bless you, my dear.

    • Yxon

      let it be and accept it, dan4321…the vote was made and they had already chosen him to led .  the choice was not a simple “this one is better, this one is good”.  these cardinals prayed deeply so that they be in communion with God and could chose His anointed one that could led the church.  Its just that we have  also our own choice of candidate and so is prejudice The choice seems not good to you…but Trust the Lord in His choice.  Look at Blessed Pope John Paul, he was even  unknown to many before he was elected, but look on what a great Pope he had become. 
      I heard from the news that in his work in Argentina he is near to the poor, is a conservative, and is progressive.  

  • Bisdak_kaayo

    Kasunod ni POPE FRANCIS, will be POPE MONAY, POPE PIG PIE etc., pero ang smoke galing sa pugon.

    • aristeosj

      are you trying to make a joke?

      • UrHONOR

        NO…I think he trying to bake! :)

    • boypalaban

       POPE BISDAK TRANSGENDER BAYOT KAAYO

  • browndarwinian

    That delicious interlude, when there isn’t anyone on earth who claims to be infallible, is unfortunately over.

  • speaksoftlylove

    If the new Pope is a Jesuit then why did he chose the name Francis I?

    Is it not that Jesuits and Franciscans are different orders of priesthood?

    • Noel

      Jesuits or Franciscans, they’re all the same false prophets.

      • boypalaban

         at ikaw ang tunay na propeta…propeta ng mga transgender…

    • Joy Punongbayan

      Maybe because of St. Francis Xavier, a jesuit priest.

    • bongarroyo

      nagreklamo ka na naman..

      ipagpipiltan mo na namang ‘jamalul kiram’ ang dapat niyang ginamit na pangalan…LOL

    • albert13

      st francis of assissi is the founder of the fransiscan order if my memory serves me right. the jesuits order was founded by st ignatius of loyola

  • UrHONOR

    KUNG ako si Chito Tagle, magrereklamo ako at hihingi ng RECOUNT!  Baka na-tamper yong PECOS machines.  :)

    • Noel

      Maaaring isang dahilan sa hindi pagpili kay Tagle ay ang sobrang pakikialam ng simbahan sa gobyerno sa Pilipinas.  Noong Edsa Dos nga, pinatigil ng Vatican ang simbahan sa pamununo ni Sin na makialam at patalsikin si Erap.  Pero hindi sumunod si Sin.

      • UrHONOR

        KAYA nga CARDINAL SIN yong tao dahil matigas ang ulo.  O tingnan mo ang naging mga bunga ng CARDINAL SIN na mga bisyap na ngayon…..ganun din matitigas ang ulo (yong bigger head  dahil yong lower, tiyak ko, malalambot ng lahat yon)….hindi lang nakikisawsaw…..nakikidildil pa!  At ano ang naging resulta ng pinakikita nilang katigasan ng ULO…ayon, maraming PATAY an lumalabas.   Buti na lang natatapatan ng mga TNL ng mga TATAY ang mga PATAY.  PATAY na TATAY o TATAY na PATAY.

  • Tnosce

    www,youtube,com/watch?v=iLHueAEZOTI

  • UrHONOR

    FRANCIS…first thing that comes to mind is Francis, the talking mule.

    Maganda din naman ang Francis dahil nagbibigay ala-ala sa ating mga Pilipino ang pangalang yan sa FRANCISco Baltazar at San FRANCISco del Monte.:)

    • Noel

      Francis sounds like France.  France was a colonizer.  Same name as Francis of Asisi.  Sana huwag tayong magsisi.

      • Yxon

        you had been doubting the new Pope as a sex pervert in your succeeding post (“The new Pope looks like another sex pervert.”) but here you are including yourself  in (“Sana huwag tayong magsisi.”).  same like saying my father is a sex pervert.
        Yes, his name was in honor of St Francis of Asissi.

  • Noel

    Even if the new Pope is a Latino, he’s still another White Latino.  When can we have a Black or Asian Pope?  Well, let’s wait for this new Pope to die or resign.  

    • tinots

      alam mo ikaw kasi, napaka insekyur mo sa kulay mo! huwag mo ng pansinin ano ba kulay ng balat para mamuno ng simbahan katoliko! sasabihin lang naman ng nanay mo ng ganito: ‘wala sa kulay ng balat iyan”! kaya ikaw, kung may problema ka dahil puting balat ang naupo sa pwesto, gumamit ka ng clorox ibabad mo buong katawan mo para naman maging kakulay mo ang bagong santo papa,upang sa ganun,tumakbo ka pagka baranggay chairman at pag natalo ka(for sure), eh mag rereklamo ka ng racism(typical pinoy) dahil puti ka na at tinalo ka ng kayumanggi! hahahahahhahahah….. ganun naman talaga diba? sa taong tulad mo, eh balat ng tao ang kasukatan ng pagkatao!  

      • Noel

        From Black Smoke to White Smoke kaya kahit na isang Latino ang naging Papa eh Puti pa rin siya.  Dapat palitan na nila ang proseso…from White Smoke to Black Smoke para may chance ang isang African na maging Papa.

      • tinots

        Pilit mo lang kasi haloin ng isyung racism ang conclave na ito! hahhahahhaa… asikasuhin mo nalang ang balat mo! hehehehhehe

    • UrHONOR

      I think 2 years is too long for Franz.  He will soon join Ratzy in the palatial mansion for the imitators of JChrist who I think will demand for an investigation for the lifestyle of the TNL na mga carpetbaggers na yan.  At kung hindi mamamatay kaagad ang mga resigning popes, di maglalaon at magkakaroon na ng CLUB for ex-popes.  YAN ang masarap na parte ng catholic hierarchy…PERKS.  Alin, nung kapanahunan ni Jess noon, wala kaming ganyang karang-yaan.  Ang kotse namin Donkey, just as a member of the Batasan, at ang opisina namin bundok at banka.  Bihira ang kape noon wala pang rosario na inimbento ng mga TNL na nakasayang-puti na may foresight sa negosyo.  At lalong walang collection noon na pinakulo naman ng mga bisyap taipan sa vatican.

      Ano kaya ang betting ODDS ngayon sa Vegas sa pag-re-resign ni Franz?

      • Noel

        Next time, it won’t be resignation but possibly assassination if this Pope interferes or investigate the scandals within Vatican.  Remember there was a Pope suspected to have died mysteriously after he ordered investigation.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BCQIC64N7IZSAMG35SC27GLN5U charlie

    Isang bading na naman baka magkaroon na naman ng tape na nakikipagsex sa butler kagaya ni Benedicta kaya nagresign.  Mga cardinals at mga pare karamihan mga manyakis na nagbibiktima ng mga batang lalaki.  Pakitang tao lamang at pagkakamalinis nila pero ang totoo mga manyakis ang mga iyan. 

    • Missy Thurngood

      Tama, mas maganda yung video nyo ng nanay mo. Matindi ngiti nya at tuwang tuwa ka habang nakapatong sya sayo. Imagine mo ngayn, hmmm yummy!

      • observer1977

        You’re so irreverent, Missy, let’s see if they have a comeback to match yours! :-)

      • 33Sambuang2

        e ikaw tatay mo nakapatong sa yo di ba? nasarapan ka naman

      • Missy Thurngood

        bwahahahahaha eh?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TI55XLCNTWAACFSQMEP3AOSHPA Mita

    Mabuhay Pope Francis!!  May your papacy attune the Catholic Faith with the needs of the 21st century.  Trivia:  Pope Francis has only ONE LUNG.  The other lung got infected and was removed when he was a teenager.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BCQIC64N7IZSAMG35SC27GLN5U charlie

    Si Francesca pala ang bagong Pappi – mga bading sayang at matanda at gurang na iyan pero magingat kayo at baka kayo matusok.  Huwag kayong lalapit dyan!

  • tinots

    Uuwi si Tagle at baka mag appila sa COMELEC ng recount! ahhahahaha…oh well, typical pinoy looosers! eheheheh

    • Yxon

      kaya Filipino attitude naging bulok; naglalagay pa kayo ng inyong salita sa bunganga ng iba. lalagyan nyo pa ng conclusion..you should had kept this to yourself…its nonsense and a waste of space.

    • boypalaban

       nakausap mo siya?

  • browndarwinian

    Habemus homophobem.

    Trivia: “In 2010, [new pope] Bergoglio asserted gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children”

  • Guest

    go take a shower tonight and put a perfume altar boys. we will have a party yeah boy! don’t worry god forgive you on your sin if you make love to me altar boys and you will go to haven este heaven

    • Missy Thurngood

      Hehe..tagalog na lang tol. Barok dating ng ingles mo eh. parang mag bobote haha

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000164612447 Sean Erik Yazon

        hahaha at inedit pa kamo… mali pa din… lol

      • Missy Thurngood

        Nakakatawa seguro pagmumukha niyan.  Definite bantot look.

      • observer1977

        Parang yung nadaanan ko sa may Araneta Ave., yung mga Vulca-Seal boys. Nagha-hallucinate siguro kaya kung ano-ano sinasabi.

      • Missy Thurngood

        Masyado mo naman pina class yung utot na yan. eh Taong grasa amoy Hugo Boss kumpara mo hayup na yan hahaha.

    • Yxon

      just shows your inner soul and hidden true self

    • boypalaban

      kumusta ka na transgender?
      daming piyesta ngayong Mayo…ano ano ang mga sasalihan mong kabaklaan contest?

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    It’s now time to reverse the RH law.

    • lucidlynx

      Where? The one they have in Italy?

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      reading the article, i think he will not. He is not a man who will support his convictions if things will turn from bad to worse. He understands humanity and the needs of man.

    • Jarred Pulido

       Which one? The RH law in Argentina?

  • mavtan

    A jesuit! Looks like we are going to have a really good pope this time, a modern pope that understand modern times. God bless Pope Francis I!

    • Yxon

      just heard in the news that in his work in Argentina he is near to the poor, a conservative and is progressive.  good news to the church.  

  • Noel

    The new Pope looks like another sex pervert.

    • Missy Thurngood

      Much like your dad.  Difference is, he married a whore.

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      Your eyes are defective……must be squeezed out. It is not how you look at him that matters.

    • observer1977

      Noel, just one reminder: we are what we think; we are what we say. Watch what you think and mind what you say that your true self doesn’t show.

      • Teresita Sy

        That is your own dose of medicine… stereotyping – take it!

  • superpilipinas

    Wow……..Super-shepherd…..with more than 1 billion flock. Awesome.

    I hope he visits the Philippines.

  • Missy Thurngood

    Daming bitter na nagccomment. Atheist ako pero compared to the Iglesia ni Manalo or Born again ni estapador villanueva, dun nako sa nakakarami.  Mahirap maniwala sa mga kulto kulto sa pnas.

  • James McTangay

    He’s a  free mason!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3EBCHSA457FH74NKKFTOHD5ZMA Kaibuturan

    ang dami-dami naman ng haters dito. parang daming demonic lang. haizt.

    • observer1977

      Tama ka diyan. Parang wala sa katinuang mag-isip ang marami.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I4H2WMHPSR6JGHOTMDLUA6QYHU Observer18

    Auction and sell the Vatican, and then feed the world.

    • observer1977

      Ask Corporate America, the G8, and everyone else first. Ask the other churches that collect mandatory tithes. The Church has been feeding as many souls as it can, not just mortal food but spiritual nourishment. Not all the wealth in the world can feed a multitude in one day, specially when there are people like you who think that our livelihood depends on the government and the Church, not on ourselves.

      • 33Sambuang2

        correct and very good point.

    • Yxon

      from which part of the universe had you been? its man who had been overexploiting this world to its destruction.  just see the waste food that we are throwing; fish not to the 
      standard sizes are just being thrown back to the sea, we are even cooking in excess to what we could eat and just throw out what could not be eaten. 
      the church are even the ones taking care of the aftermath of these wasteful and greedy actions of man. 
      have it ever entered your mind why the US could not reduce on its carbon emission? on why China is continuing to increase its carbon emission? find it out, its easy its on the net and dont rely on hearsays and your own assumptions and logic

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    the penchant of the filipino to play with words is on. Wait until acronyms of all sorts surface! There will be too much name calling, comparisons and malicious associations……these sick minds are like zombies and undeads. His chosen papal name is already reaping prejudgments of the man.

    • observer1977

      It’s fine, Ern. Let them talk as they want, judge the men in cloth, the church goers, they can never change the fact that even secular America and UK cover the news about Vatican, showing how whatever they say, no one can destroy the Church, not really.

      • Loggnat

        The secular government of USA and the Catholic Church in the USA adheres religiously on the separation of the Religion and the State as stated in its Constitution. The government is responsible  for the physical health and financial, plus social well-being of its citizens while the Church (religion) is responsible to the spiritual well-being of their flock. The US Constitution also guarantees the freedom and right to chose the religion that the citizens believed on. Any law breaker will be prosecuted b the secular government regardless of the religious affiliation of those charged breaking the law. The secular government of the USA has no intention or never attempted the destruction of the Catholic Church or any other religion or beliefs of its citizen except for those beliefs that breaks the law. 

  • ben311

    galit na naman ang mga pinoy at hindi si tagle ang nakuha!!!

    • Miguel1000

      Luto ang conclave. Sabi ng most respectable KUNO na PDI malakas si Tagle. Naku protesta katapat nito! Recount! Daya! Palpak na naman Inquirer!

    • boyod

      ganyan talaga ang “Inquirer” hindi muna mag inquire bago mag palabas ng opinion katulad ng ibinabandera nila ng survey ng SWS na 9-3 na lamang ang LP tapos sa huli ay mali

  • Miguel1000

    Akala ko si Tagle na eh. Kasi etong Inquirer Kung maka headline akala mo bagyo. Sus no wonder karamihan sa headline ng PDI palpak

  • Bisdak_kaayo

    Sa vatican inip na inip ang mga tao to hear the phrase “HABEMUS PAPAM” meaning we have a Pope

    Pero sa lansangan ng Cebu, naririnig mo sa mga Bugaw gabi gabi, “HABEMUS PAMPAM” meaning we have a Prostitute.

    • Teresita Sy

      This is funny coz its true!

    • 33Sambuang2

      or they would ask if you want mangga or manggamit ka noy

    • boyod

      ibig mong sabihin “oy salad bay”

    • boypalaban

       at ikaw yung prostitute…transgender bisdak kaayo

  • Guest

    MEA MAXIMA CULPA 

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    At least, the Philippines’ bet was first runner-up.  Just like in some recent beauty contests. Might have been due to the question-and-answer portion.  Or, the evening gown part?  Not sure.

    • Miguel1000

      Malamang sa evening gown. Kulang sa towering height! Or baka may mantsa yung evening gown talsik ng Kung ano kang katas yun. Kaya na loss

  • Guest

     kahit sino pa ang ilagay dyan hindi na nila kayang gamutin ang sira nilang sistema. napakadaming hindi na lumalabas na biktima ng pang aabuso. bangkarote na ang iilang simbahan  nagsasara wala ng parokyano na pumapasok dahil sa usapiing pangmomolestya ng mga pari doon, ung iba naman nagbabayad ng milyon dahil sa nagawang eskandalo ng kanilang parokya. at imbis na baguhin ang batas ukol sa usaping ito ay ang ginawa ay pinagtatakpan pa. 

    • observer1977

      That’s a good argument, but flawed.

      • Loggnat

        It’s indeed a good argument and the flaw is minor because out of the multitude of priests there are indeed some bad ones, after all, they are just humans like you and I. The current solution of the Church to coddle, deny and/or just assign them to another parish has to stop. Something else should be done by the Church to address these problems and very soon. One thing comes to mind are those isolated, and very inaccessible monasteries on top of hill and mountains, they where probably built in the past to isolate clergies who have to be kept away from the flock and penalized with daily prayers and spartan living to atone for their sins. They should go back to using them again on those few priests found guilty of sins against their flock instead of just shuffling them around to other parishes to commit the same sins again. But that is only my suggestion and it will probably not reach the level of the Church hierarchy who really have the power to do something about the problem. Oh well!…. :))

    • http://www.facebook.com/selana.heussaff Selana Heussaff

       blah blah blah nonsense!

  • albert13

    habemus papam. we have a pope !

  • juanlatigo_olbulatego

    avid fan ni messi

  • Teresita Sy

    So you have a new pope to talk to a mythical god

    • riza888

      You mean you and your parents existed for no reason and purpose at all because all of you were born by chance?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000923389289 David Bobir

        …why does there have to be reason for existence…human brains have evolved to try make order out of things where there is no order…humans are the current dominant species…so we like to think we are were put here…when the cockroches become dominant…there will be no god

      • $44479964

        There will be. A cockroach god.

      • Shadows1

         Evolution is still a theory. It’s not yet proven, otherwise it won’t be called Theory of Evolution but Law of Evolution.

      • Teresita Sy

        i was born as a result of e j a c u l a t io n……while you think a mythical god has planned for your existence and future. haha

  • Dan Carlo Rieta

    Personally, I didn’t think that it was Cardinal Tagle’s time for the papacy; he still has work in Manila. Though he is smart and humble; I can attest to this as I was from Imus, Cavite; he lacks age and experience compared to other cardinals. Moreover, it was said that Pope Francis I had the second most votes from the 2005 Conclave which elected Benedict XVI. But rest assured; A Jesuit Professor here in the University of Toronto just said on CBC Canada that Pope Francis would be a good preparation for Arcbishop Tagle of Manila. I was shocked in hearing this from an old white canadian professor that he was even aware of Cardinal Tagle.

    • tinots

      Ohhh well… then you believe what that saintfull looking man said! Di mo ba naisip kaya niya sibabi iyan kasi alam naman ng puting iyan na napaka sensitibo ng mga Pinoy pag pinag uusapan ang Pinoy Pride!  Nga naman pag pinoy….hehehhehehe.

      • Dan Carlo Rieta

        Honestly, nobody even knows who Cardinal Tagle is outside of the Filipino community here in Canada. As a matter of fact, a lot of Filipinos here have no idea who he is. Consequently, we also have two Canadian papabile (papables) like Cardinal Collins of Toronto and Oullet of Quebec; so I doubt that any Canadian would pay attention to Cardinal Tagle especially a professor from a well respected university like the University of Toronto. Thus rendering his possible election to the papacy in the future as unthinkable and surprising. Also, by way of your argument and addressing people it seems to me that you are using your emotions and not logical reasoning to argue like most people who comment here. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/A5CN52KKTWUHFZJZCWGMAIGZJM Gandalf

        Andami sigurong nag “mabuhay ang pilipinas!” hehe.

  • anu12345

    He was born in Argentina of Italian immigrants so is he Argentine or Italian?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      Argentine of Italian ancestry, or Italian Argentine.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000923389289 David Bobir

        filipino….so hung up on ancestry….if he was born in argentine…he is argentinian…regardless of ancestry

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4DV5XUZM4IKURX3FMAOD4VJEKU Hadji

      He is Argentine or more specifically Argentine of Italian heritage.

    • Loggnat

      He is an Argentine of Italian ancestry. He holds an Argentine passport and speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, and of course Latin. A Jesuit who probably selected the name Francis in honor of the the Spanish Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier and not Saint Francis of Assisi who was the founder of the Franciscan Order. But that is only my opinion and I could be wrong. :))

  • speedstream2

    God bless you, Pope Francis I. May God grant you the wisdom and courage to live up to your title as Holy Father.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPLGYULA5YKRMF3PLMPNDCITKQ Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

    Habemus Papam!

    Finally, a Jesuit! It is I think fitting for the times. The Jesuits are known to be more proactive and liberal. It will be good for the faithful. The Holy Spirit has spoken.

    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!!!

    • lucidlynx

      Don’t count on it. This pope is as conservative as Ratzinger. Being a Jesuit doesn’t automatically make him liberal or progressive.

      • $44479964

        Correct. He was opposed to liberation theology.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPLGYULA5YKRMF3PLMPNDCITKQ Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

        If you mean by liberal is that the Pope will agree with same gender marriage, of course not. If you mean by liberal that the Pope will agree with contraception, neither. But there are issue that the faithful wants to be addressed; like those of abuses committed within the walls of the church. Having an open minded Jesuit will suit for the job perfectly. As I said fitting for the times.

        Believe it or not it is the Holy Spirit who has spoken and He chose Pope Francis for a reason. Moreover, Pope Francis is an epitome of humility, benevolence and faith; jewels of persona that is most important to posses in these challenging times.

  • Bisdak_kaayo

    Kasunod ni POPE FRANCIS, will be POPE MONAY, POPE PIG PIE etc., pero ang smoke hindi galing sa sistine chapel kundi sa pugon.

    • boypalaban

       …at POPE BISDAK__TRANSGENDER_KAAYO…bagay na bagay

    • Handiong

      Corny!

    • impending_raptor

      Basta meron ka lang masabi, kahit basura!

    • gmaisthebestpresident

      ang kasunod niyan eh mapupunta ka na sa mental hospital.

  • charlie_oscar

    I think his handle on speaking Latin will be very good.

    • lucidlynx

      What? People from Latin America don’t speak Latin. They speak Spanish. Latin is a dead language.

      • Handiong

        You’re ignorant. Latin is a living language within the Catholic Church and is widely used in Vatican.

        You’re ignorant. Jesuits are well-instructed in Latin. They learn the language in the novitiate, Latin was even taught in high school in all the Ateneos in the Philippines until the early 1960s.

        In short, you’re not lucid.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000923389289 David Bobir

        but what’s the point…latin is an archaic language only used these days by the catholic church…in fact it was an instrument used by the church over the ages to keep ordinary people powerless within the church  

      • $44479964

        The Catholic Church still uses Latin as her official language because it is a dead language. The meaning of words do not change anymore. Doctrines concerning faith and morals expressed in a dead language ensures that the meaning is preserved over a span of time. 

      • Handiong

        The point is that lucidlynx has no basis to question Pope Francis I’s facility in the Latin language. Whether it’s an archaic language that is only used these days by the Catholic Church is beside the point.

  • Jarred Pulido

    I was wrong I admit it. The new POPE is not European. But he is still white. Anyway, all I can say is WOW a  Jesuit POPE. God Bless Pope Francis. Can I be frank?

  • Mattino2011

    aun nganga ka corina…sanchez ng abs..kasama mga ibang network .dami kasi imbento sa coverage mo…sinabi na kasi pag namemedia di na nahahalal ….look un di nababangit na cardinal un ang nahirang… Media sa pinas has to be blamed…kung pinnatiling low profile lang kasi si Tagle may chancia siya

  • freeview

    See tama sinabi ko dahil sa media natin na pinataas un media hype kay Tagle…di siya na consider…The least mentioned and the least expected ang bagong Papa…Ian ulit sinabi ng mga interview sa mga cardinal sa, vatican at Etwn ..lalong di nacoconsider un mga nasa media lagi

  • isalcordo

    In (Mt 23:8-11) NIV, Jesus said:”But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called ‘teacher,’ for you have one Teacher, the Christ.” My Commenatary: Jesus’ command implied a warning against potential abuse of children by religious teachers calling themselves ‘father’ through deceitful use of parental sentiments, prerogatives, and authority. The same may be said also of such other titles of authority such as “rabbi” and “teacher or master” to prevent potential abuse of their students and disciples.
    I hope the new Pope and the whole Catholic Church heirarchy will have the wisdom and humility to take the words of her LORD seriously.

  • johnlagrimas

    At least he is a jesuit by heart – genuine.  Not like joaquin bernas and joel tabora who are more like a columnist or a radio commentator rather than being a jesuit – living with the poor, saving the poor, helping the poor – they’re just busy in their rooms thinking and reflecting what are the faults of the church or faults of the bishops so they have something to say in newspapers and blogsites.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BCQIC64N7IZSAMG35SC27GLN5U charlie

      I agree he lives with the poor, saving the poor children and keep them in his bedroom for his gratificaiton.   He will be exposed like Pappi Benedicta who had sex tape with his butler.  Kaya pala nagresign.  Manyakis pala

      • boypalaban

        naabuso ka rin ba? bakit di mo kasuhan nang yumaman ka?

      • gmaisthebestpresident

        anti-catholic lang yan na mahilig makisawsaw sa mga isyung pang catholic. masyado kasing nabrain-wash ng pastor nila.

    • Jarred Pulido

       I have great respect for FR. BERNAS and FR. TABORA. Great educators all. Not bitter and divisive as other priest or bishops.

  • Matambaka

    God Bless…Pope Francis I !

  • OFW Franklin

    A Jesuit a revolutionary catholic priest and take the name of their founder St Francis Xavier, getting the second highest vote after Pope Benedict and now Pope Francis Viva la Papa….God bless us…. 

    • boypalaban

       St. Ignatius of Loyola…founder of Jesuits

      • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

        thanks for correcting franklin. hope you can advise him to read the bible too. i never saw Jesuits there.

  • GKLer

    Perhaps the new Pope will do as Christ and Peter did…and guide the priests/Catholics to go out and “feed the sheep” with the coming of God’s Kingdom and salvation…and preach God’s words found in the Bible… rather than involve themselves with what is Caesar’s.

  • nes911

    Sana ireforma ng bagong pope ang simbahang katolika. Masyado na kasing corrupt, politicized at maraming “extra curricular” activities.

  • INQ_reader

    Hay salamat. Titigil na rin ang media (lalo na ang GMA-7) sa pagbenta ng ideya na si Tagle ang magiging Papa. Nakaka-irita na sa tenga.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    eh naging fafa ba si tagle? pati mga tao rito nakakatawa na ginigiit si tagle kasi Sinabi sa isang foreign media na may laban si tagle, sa kanila… laban.

    anyway. another useless article which will not solve the molestation of teens in the rural areas.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    Italian descent. funny. tama sinabi ko nung sinimulan ang tagle for pope campaign.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    Argentina has only 43 million people, say 100% catholics.

    Philippines has 1lmost 100 million people, say 90% catholics

    we have more catholics but less saint. we have more catholics with less probability of pope.

    funny. its the European connection and money that matters.

    • ben311

      ang dami ngang catholics sa bayan natin pero mas marami din ang magnanakaw at masasamang tao dito!!! kasi nasa kultura. kaya hanggang ngayon pobre.

      • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

        true too. most catholic dominated countries are below average development. even if they have oil.
        Italy is the same. Italian priests collect more money because they sanctify the moneys of druglords, gambling lords, criminals…e tc.

        you can read the book “Godfather” by Mario puzo or watch the movie.

        this new pope will not do what is good. otherwise he will die in a month or resign.

    • sagbotgamot

      Cardinal Tagle represents Asian catholics. Cardinal Borgogleo represents Latin American catholics which definitely outnumbered asian catholics.

      • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

        borgogleo is Italian. tunog pa lang ng pangalan nyan, Italian. European.

      • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

        moro moro din pala ang pagiging pope.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMRXSOYS6ZCDDW43HZ4Z2XKVMQ BrAX82

    Tsk tsk, kung nag Pa SWS at Pulse Asia survey sana sila sa Vatican at PCOS machine ni Brillantes ung ginamit eh di presidente sana si Tagle, tapos 2nd pa rin si BAM Aquino kahit di sya Cardinal.

    • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

      this one is good!

      at ang may kasalanan si GMA.

  • marionics

    ha?! bakit hindi si tagle ang papa??!!! nadaya tayo mga kababayan!!!! nadaya tayoooooooooo!!!!! hahaha

    • sagbotgamot

      who is the comelec chairman of the conclave? hehehe

    • TGM _ERICK

      Ikaw lan naman nagrereklamo ng nadaya tayo. Pls naman huwag kang ganyan.  

      Lubhang bata pa si Cardinal de Tqagle at kaappoint pa lang siyang cardinal.  Hindi naman mahihina ang utak ng mga cardinal  sa pagipli ng karapat-dapat.  Alalahanin mong si Pope Francis I  ay runner up noon kay Pope Benedict XVI.  Pasalamat ako sa Pope na ito at madalng tandaan ang kanyang napiling pangalan, kaysa sa Pope John Paul na inabot na yata ng ilang numero. 

      • marionics

        ikaw naman talaga oo, hanggang ngayon ba talaga hindi mo gets ang aking ironic sense of humor?

      • TGM _ERICK

        Lagi ka namang ganyan eh! Hehehe! Bayaan mo gets ko na! :-D

      • marionics

        alam mo naman pala na e. as your new poep says, ciao bella

      • TGM _ERICK

        As my new Pope would say , “Cia! Bello!” Hehehe! :-)

  • amelius23

    We welcome the elevation of Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to Pope Francis I. May your ascendancy Holiness to the highest house of St. Peter of Rome unite all Catholics around the world and the bigotry and pride of some Pharisees who position themselves as defender of faith are actually the ones alienating the flocks in renouncing their faith. Your humility in positioning yourself at the last should be emulated by your peers who wanted to always be in the front like the Pharisees of old to highlight their esteemed position in the community but inside their hearts they are full of hatred among their flocks. Te tarp of team buhay and team patay in the diocese of Bacolod is one example of the holy invading the turf of the secular to assert their point of spiritual authority like the Pharisees of old but in so doing showed themselves as no better than the dogs who licked the sores of Lazarus.

  • $44479964

    European na naman ang new pope. 

    • marionics

      oo nga he he. italiano din pala e

      • Marx Louis Wang

        Argentine daw!!! Di nagbabasa! Kaso ang pangalan tipong Italiano, kaya ang roots niya Europa pa rin. Marami kasing Padre Damaso sa atin. Maliban na lang kay yumaong Cardinal Sin. Di na talaga niya natiis ang ginagawa ni “alam niyo na” kung sino.

      • $44479964

        Legally, Argentine sya. But his DNA is European.

    • pasaway008ako

      Hindi, latin america.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

      Straight away a frigging racist comment before even REALLY reading the story.
      If you spend so much time on the internet at least learn some geography.

      • Jarred Pulido

        stop using the racist word if you dont know the meaning. saying the new pope is european does not make one a racist.

      • $44479964

        Juan: The new Pope is Argentine!
        Albert: Stop being racist!

        Pedro: The new Pope is German!
        Albert: You bloody racist!

      • $44479964

        He is European by blood. I know where Argentina is. It’s in Africa, isn’t it? Hehehe

    • sagbotgamot

      The last time i check Argentina is part of South American continent and not in Europe.

  • virgoyap

    I think that his Latin American background makes him more capable than Tagle. I believe he will be the Pope of surprises and astounding deeds in the service of the poor and disenfranchised.

  • $44479964

    ADMU’s Blue Eagles will have a new fan. No less than the Pope!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Let us also pray for the hate bloggers here, especially from the born-againsts, bored-agains.

    • sanjuan683

       hehehehehe Mahirap manalo yan Tagle ninyo. Ang tataas ng pangarap ng mga Pinoy na magiging Pope daw siya. hehehehe May kasaysayan ba taga asia na naging pope di ba ninyo napapansin puro mga PUTI at matatangos ang ilong ng nagiging pope. Siyempre pagdating sa botohan yun kauri nila PUTI ang ipapanalo nila.

  • victor casquejo

    I think it’s high time for a pope to introduce bible based doctrines in the church,and scrap inveterate human doctrines..The catholic church has so many doctrines opposing the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ whom they supposed to professed.

    • $44479964

      Could you cite one example?

      • sanjuan683

         Eh di magbasa ka ng Bible maraming example doon, huag ka tagasunod lang baka malunod ka kailangan marunong ka lumangoy.

      • rickman2002

        trinity, limbo, purgatory and the pope itself to name a few…

      • $44479964

        Can you specifically cite a church doctrine on trinity that is opposed by the church?

      • rickman2002

        all the catholic teachings regarding the above mentioned words are contradicting the bible teachings because you can not find those words in the bible in the first place. and my question for you is, do you read your bible?

      • xrisp

        May be brother, what one has to ask himself first is where the Bible he is reading came from; who were the people behind the selection of all the books that the Bible has. And if you found out then and still not believe in the truth of what you asked our brother pitingkapuya, then I would conclude that you believe not the Bible (and all the “truths” behind the depth of its revelations) but yourself.

      • sagbotgamot

         Trinity, limbo, purgatory is a product of faith. existence of tianak, inkanto, multo is a product of faith. Jesus Christ is a product of faith.

      • Carlo Sales

        Yung limbo, o purgatory, e nai-debunk na ni Benedict XVI. Google din kasi minsan.

    • xrisp

      Sorry my brother but you’re 100% wrong. You are a former Catholic, aren’t you? Did you take time studying our catechism?

    • sagbotgamot

       The bible started with the catholic church… without the early bishops of the church who compiled those traditional jewish and greek manuscripts to create the holy book, you won’t be reading your bible today. if you think the catholics are not doing what you think they should be doing, that is because you are not catholic.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/IS6QSMGPCXMTYGQO4AKJAQWII4 Bumble Bee

        or maybe he is catholic by name and not a practicing catholic. or maybe he was a catholic by birth and after that naging KBL. ..kasal, binyag at libing na lang pumupunta ng simbahan. if you are still a catholic, please visit your parish and enroll in PREX. another suggestion, you go to Don Bosco church and join the Bible Study. victor, buksan mo ang isip mo at puso mo sa mga kapatiran outside your church bago ka magbigay ng irresponsible comment.  

      • GKLer

        bible didn’t start with the Catholic Church

    • $5699914

      Nakadalo ka na ba ng misa?
      Alam mo ba na ang first reading, 2nd-reading at yung homily ay LAHAT galing sa talata ng bibliya? Hindi isa o dalawang pangungusap lang (na madalas ginagamit ng mga fundamentalist to quote out of context and serve their personal purposes), maraming verses ang nandoon.
      Isama mo pa ang hymn, responsorial psalm, ang dasal na Ama Namin…nakow! tulog lang sa misa ang hindi nakakaaalam nun!

      • tarikan

        With the way the Holy Bible was written, one verse would entail a hundred interpretations. Parang isang Republic Act # xxxx, binasa ng 50 lawyers 50 interpretations din ang nangyari. I suspect that the authors of the bible were lawyers in their time. 

  • marionics

    kawawa naman si kiram, ala pang isang linggo natabunan na ang sabah isyu una nung sws at pulse asia survey tapos ngayon sa pope hahaha

    • sanjuan683

       hehehehe un ang akala mo. Lilitaw lulubog ang claim sa Sabah. Kailan ka ba pinanganak. Ang tagal na usapin yan kaya llitaw lulubog yan. NakikiPope ka pa hindi ka naman puti pango ang ilong mo. Colonial mentalidad ka naman. hehehehehe Tangkilikin mo yun kakulay mo. hehehehehe

      • marionics

        tama ka, hanggang lubog litaw lang yan. nagtutugma tayo he he

    • sagbotgamot

      Anong kawawa? Sabah issue will not die for as long as the Sultanate of Sulu is alive and kicking. 

      • marionics

        well you are right, it will remain just an issue he he

        but i guess there is no harm in hoping (dreaming) that “someday” mapasatin ang sabah he he

  • virgoyap

    By choosing his name “Francis” as Pope only shows that he has the heart of the poor.

    • sagbotgamot

      …. as in Francis Escudero? hehe

      • virgoyap

         He he sorry I was too hasty, I mean St. Francis of Assisi known as Il provillio, the saint of the poor.

  • efriend

    Habemus Papam Francescum!

    He lived a humble life.  He refused to live in the Archbishop’s Palace.  He lived in a small apartment.  He refused to ride a limousine.  He took public transportation.  He served the poor sincerely.

    • tarikan

      Very in contrast with the life style of our own CBCP members. Mga bishops pa laang yun ha? Even more with the PH cardinals. Heard of cardinal’s mansion or palacio de cardinal? Oh boy, they are royalty in the Philippines. 

      • akramgolteb

         Eh yun mga Pajero CBCP bishops, nakalimutan na ba ninyo?

  • upupperclassman

    Reading this article does not give the feeling tha a great pope is chosen by the Catholic church.

    • Karabukov

      I think the description quoted from the article says a lot:

      [Bergoglio often rode the bus to work, cooked his own meals and regularly visited the slums that ring Argentina’s capital. He considers social outreach, rather than doctrinal battles, to be the essential business of the church.

      He accused fellow Church leaders of hypocrisy and forgetting that Jesus Christ bathed lepers and ate with prostitutes.

      “Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit,” Bergoglio told Argentina’s priests last year.]

      True humility and the courage to mingle with the “least” of our brothers (lepers and prostitutes). If he does have them, he has the qualities of a great spiritual leader.

      • TGM _ERICK

        A million likes!  His Holiness is really the Pope for the poor in spirit and in material wealth.  I connected his choice of name after  St Francis of Assisi whose order of poverty and apostolic life would give the needed   renewal of  the Catholic faith.  St.Francis was the first to recognize the importance of saying the mass in the local language. With  the Pope’s chosen name and following the idealism of his name  sake he could do much for his Catholic flocks and also with the non- Catholics. I have very high hopes from him. God bless our Pope.  He needs it. 

    • sagbotgamot

       Who do you want to choose a great pope… UNA?

  • Philcor

    Nadaya na naman ang Pilipino…Filipino pride talaga….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRJCBEOUL25WWKSSM3JV7IFFII syaoransangel

      paano mo naman naisip na pipili sila ng santo papang hindi puti?

    • tarikan

      Nasaan na yung mga NGOs dapat maghain ng protesta, hehehe. Eh sa survey (aerial or land survey?) ng PH media nag-surge pa si Luis Cardinal Tagle pero bakit natalo? Dapat laang magprotesta malay natin sa huling buwan ng term ng bagong pope eh maibigay kay Tagle ang pwesto. 

  • WoBushi

    It’s now time to reverse the RH law in this country, and bury Team Patay.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    Kapansin-pansin naman ang mga paninira at pangkukutya ng ibang nagkokomento rito. Ewan ko ba kung bakit hilig nilang atakihin ang Simbahan na di naman siguro sila kabilang? Punahin na lang nila ang kanilang sariling grupo o sekta.

    Pati naman itong Associated Press pinasukan kaagad ng balitang tungkol sa mga akusasyon sa bagong papa. Kung baga sa isang bisita sa thanksgiving party ng isang nahalal na tao, pagkatapos batiin ng “congratulations” sabay batikos sa tao para ipakita ang kaniyang mga diumano’y mga maling ginawa ng nakaraan. Wala naman lang respeto sa bagong inihalal na papa itong manunulat ng AP. Sana nga lang sa ibang artikulo na lang isinulat ang mga mapangpanirang bagay sa buhay ng Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio.

    Nagpapasalamat ako sa Panginoong Diyos sa kanyang mapagpalang Kamay at sa pag-gabay ng Banal na Espiritu sa conclave at sa maayos na pagpili ng bagong Santo Papa sa Simbahang Katolika!

    • veritatis_splendor

      Oo, nga. Intriga agad. Eh paano yun, hindi man lang makasagot yung accused?

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    Dapat kagaya ng bagong Papa ang ugali ng mga Damaso natin, pero mukhang suntok talaga sa universe yun…

  • manong_edwin

    With all the frailties and weaknesses of Pope Francis I – for after all, he is still a human being before and after chosen as Pope – still he can be God’s instrument in unifying and reforming the beleaguered Roman Catholic Church.  And as fellow Christian – although of the Evangelical faith – I sincerely hope that he can be instrumental in leading us Christians to a true unity even in the midst of diversity.  May Pope Francis I be a true “Servo Servurum Dei”!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRJCBEOUL25WWKSSM3JV7IFFII syaoransangel

      he had already servo servorumed the argentinian dictatorship.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_52Z4XUVVBQGGMLONAQTZC72UQA Bambi

    The article showed that he lacked courage at the outset but somehow balances it off with extraordinary action to save people in the background

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

    123

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

    00

  • napali808

    The Roman Catholic church has become a lucrative business. Like any other when it’s losing members, which is the source of revenue, it’s just prudent to look for regions where there’s growth and that is South America. So.. an Argentinian pope of Italian descent is a logical choice.
    CBCP > Team Tatay < must be disappointed.

    • Magsasaka

       team tatay ba o team damaso hehehe, wish nila maging pope si tagle, dream on mga mamang na panatiko hehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRJCBEOUL25WWKSSM3JV7IFFII syaoransangel

        diyos ko puede ba namang maging santo papa yung mga pango at de color na tao? siyempre yung mga puti lang ang puedeng maging papa. hehe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        CULT LEADER’S SON GETS YEAR. The son of Connecticut religious cult leader “Brother Julius” was sentenced to a year in prison for sexually abusing 4 children, ages 7, 9, 10, & 17. His father claims to be God & a “sinful messiah” & has also been accused of molesting children. His civil suits have been settled out of court, but he has never been criminally indicted. (Boston Globe 9/20/92)
        _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
        CULT PASTOR NOT PROSECUTED. Officials in Clearfield & Delaware counties won’t prosecute doomsday pastor Anthony Marcolongo of Johnstown, despite allegations by 6 women followers of sexual assault. “We thought this wasn’t the type of case that tax dollars should be spent on,” said Assistant DA Sheldon Kovach. The women said the minister broke them physically, making them work 18-hour days, & filled them with fear of doom in Hell if they did not have sex with him. Source: _Clearfield Progress_ 9/1/92.
        _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
        POLYGAMOUS HILLBILLY PREACHER CHARGED. The leader of the Evangelistic Tabernacle in Martinsville was charged with felonious seduction & taking indecent liberties with a minor when he “married” a 16-year-old high school junior. Although already married, he was not charged with polygamy since he did not legally marry the teenager. Rev. Elwood Gallimore, 42, was also charged with performing marriage ceremonies without a license. His favorite topic for sermons is polygamy, citing such polygamous biblical characters as David & Solomon. He said the _Bible_ will be his only defense during the trial. Gallimore, whose dutiful 42-year-old wife was hospitalized for “nerves” after the second “marriage” was proposed, says he is being prosecuted by “jealous” men. A magistrate ordered him to stay away from the teenager on Jan. 19. Source: _Washington Post_ 1/21,27,28/92.

      • Magsasaka

        is this your way of depending rapist priest, gay priest, pajero bishop and priest with robbery such as jessie mercado?you are pathetic you just buried yourself in a mud

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    Habemus Papam, Pope Francis! Continuance of the Primacy of Peter!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PYGLPYCIHV4RRCYCRWR5XNGJ6Y Sarrah

    GOD BLESS POPE FRANCIS,GOD BLESS CATHOLIC BRETHREN.

  • Pablo316

    Starting today the world will have the opportunity to put to
    the test the 900-year old Prophecy of the Popes by St. Malachy.

    I’m neither vouching for it nor brushing it aside but in
    obedience to what the Bible tells us not to treat prophecies with contempt (see
    1 Thessalonians 5:20) we should then have a wait-and-see attitude.

    But as for the prophecies written in the Bible, we can trust
    them 100 percent that will happen sooner or later in the future, especially
    those prophecies that are clearly not yet fulfilled.

    One such yet unfulfilled prophecy is that of Damascus in
    Syria where it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city on Earth since
    the ancient times yet the Bible foretells in Isaiah chapter 17 that in an
    instant at early morning it will be turned into a heap of ruins and will cease
    to be a n inhabited city. This can happen sooner or later but it will surely
    happen for the mouth of God has spoken it.

    With this let me arouse the interest of God-fearing people
    to prayerfully peruse the pages of the written words of God and see and learn
    for yourselves what really is the will of God that leads to your salvation.
    Read, study and live the pure and unadulterated teachings of the Bible
    God-fearing people, God bless!

    “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,
    rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God
    may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:17)

    “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a
    gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As
    we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a
    gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians
    1:8-9)

  • isalcordo

    In reply to Isalcordo’s post, one Edward wrote: ” indeed, little learning is a very thing…kawawang nilalang..basa ka ulit..study hard…obtain solid background in ancient history, sociology, anthropology, humanities, literature, linguistics, philosophy, Theology, biblical hermeneutics para maunaawaan nyo ang Bibliya…equationtextbook (Bible) needs reference books (ancient history, sociology, anthropology, humanities, literature, linguistics, philosophy, Theology, biblical hermeneutics, etc. )

    My reponse:  The Bible was NOT written for the academic specialists/experts you mentioned in your post. The words in the texts were written for simple people as the apostles were! That means the words mean what they mean to simple people such as Jesus’ apostles and disciples, and listeners. Jesus said all apostles/believers are BROTHERS. For Jesus to declare “Call no one on earth “father” for you have one “Father” who is in heaven” means what the sentence means! Priests, calling each other “father” so that the laity will also address them similarly violate Jesus’ prohibition! The fact is that the Gospel of Jesus about the kingdom of God was/is this simple: “This is the kingdom of heaven. God is your Father and you are His sons, and this good news, if you wholeheartedly believe it, is your ETERNAL SALVATION!”

    • tarikan

      Call your father brod not papa. Why they call the pope in our language…Santo Papa, meaning Father Saint? Btw, who authored the Bible (the old & new)? Was it written before, during or after Jesus Christ? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    I can smell the demons here! They stink so much. Bad bad smell! There are lots of them here!

    • Crazy_horse101010

      i dont know about demons but i can smell a hypocrite and he is just one and man you stink

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        : ) Habemus Papam!  Sorry I cant resist to post…so many demons to strike!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        CONVICTED MOLESTER RECRUITING BOYS. A convicted child molester barred in Pennsylvania from recruiting choirboys to tour in Europe is now operating out of Morgantown, WV. John B. Shallenberger, 74, was convicted in 1985 of indecent assault, indecent exposure and corrupting the morals of a Dutch choirboy, 11. He was convicted in 1961 and 1975 on similar charges. In 1990, a judge ordered him to reveal his criminal record while recruiting boys and to pay a $5,000 fine for violating a 1978 agreement with the Bureau of Consumer Protection to reveal his background. He has not paid the fine or signed the petition. Shallenberger insists, “Every choirmaster and every music teacher in the country knows of my criminal record … You would be surprised at how many parents beg me to take a second brother on tour.” His July in Paris tour was handled through the Children’s Choir Federation. Source: _Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_ 2/15/92.
        _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
        CONVICTED MOLESTER STOPS TOUR. Following an investigation by the West Virginia attorney general’s office, convicted child molester John B. Shallenberger, 74, folded his Children’s Choir Federation, soliciting boys from grades 4-7 to take 2-week singing tours in Europe. He had been convicted in 1975 & 1961 for child molestation. In 1991, Pennsylvania authorities charged him with ignoring a court order to reveal his child molestation convictions to the parents of recruited children, so he moved to West Virginia. Shallenberger has moved back to Pennslyvania & is running an elevator repair company. Source: _Charleston Gazette_ 7/8/92.

  • Sweet Disguised

    Sick and tired of their bullshit. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LWAZIBB7MMM2XD34E5IY6UYDJM lheckie

    only PDI has this headline. Great Job. You stayed awake  to wait for the white smoke.

    • topolcats

      I was a young student (not Argentinian) in Argentina during the dirty wars, I saw for myself what kind of barbarity was perpetrated on suspected leftists and enemies of the state directed by the US and carried out by the armed forces/police of Argentina under orders from the Junta.

      In my view this New Pope Francis is a “Fascist Collaborator” who stood side by side General Videla while he knowingly knew and condoned murder and the kidnapping of children of the murdered companero’s, his indictment rests on his silence and that of the Church. He refused to be a part of an open court held in Buenos Aires and to answer questions about the involvement and stance of the Church during the times of the Junta dictatorship….. The Fifth Amendment Vatican Style!
      The Last Pope was an anti aircraft gunner for the Nazi’s in WW2,… what a pair of heroes side by side these two make in history. LOL!

      This Pope is now called a compromise pope? I agree he is a compromise pope. Because “as advertised” he is the only pope 1200 years not to come out of Europe? But apart from an Argentinian passport he might as well be European!
      He is white man from an Italian background, whose mother language is Spanish and Italian, both European languages coming from Europe. Argentinian culture which is a cross breed of European cultures predominantly Spanish and Italian with an important addition of the real home grown culture of Argentina……..I call the federal republic of Tango……..or in normal terms Tango Culture! Needless to say, I would be surprised if the Pope dances Tango?…but miracles can happen they say?

      • upupperclassman

        Your comment strengthened my belief that Pope Francis is not a great Pope in the making. Catholic Church is not going to make much progress from here.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    Lonnie Frisbee, 1970s–1980s
    Main article: Lonnie Frisbee
    Lonnie Frisbee was an American Pentecostal evangelist and self-described “seeing prophet” in the late 1960s and 1970s who despite his “hippie” appearance had notable success as a minister and evangelist. Frisbee was a key figure in the Jesus Movement and was involved in the rise of two worldwide denominations (Calvary Chapel and the Vineyard Movement). Both churches later disowned him because he struggled with homosexuality, which he always taught was sin, removing him first from leadership positions, then ultimately firing him. He died of AIDS-related complications in 1993.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    Marjoe Gortner, early 1970s
    Main article: Marjoe Gortner
    Gortner rose to fame in the late 1940s as a child preacher, but he had simply been trained to do this by his parents and he had no personal faith. He was able to perform “miracles” and received large amounts of money in donations. After suffering a crisis of conscience, he invited a film crew to accompany him on a final preaching tour. The resulting film, Marjoe, mixes footage of revival meetings with Gortner’s explanations of how evangelists manipulate their audiences. It won the 1972 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, but was not shown widely in the Southern United States due to fears that it would cause outrage in the Bible Belt.[8]

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    1 List of evangelical Christians involved in scandals
    1.1 Aimee Semple McPherson, 1920s–40s
    1.2 Lonnie Frisbee, 1970s–1980s
    1.3 Marjoe Gortner, early 1970s
    1.4 Billy James Hargis, early 1970s
    1.5 Neville Johnson, 1983
    1.6 Jimmy Swaggart, Marvin Gorman, Jim and Tammy Bakker, 1986 and 1991
    1.7 Peter Popoff, 1987
    1.8 Morris Cerullo, 1990s
    1.9 Mike Warnke, 1991
    1.10 Robert Tilton, 1991
    1.11 Melissa Scott, 1992
    1.12 Jim Williams, 1994
    1.13 W. V. Grant, 1996 and 2003
    1.14 Bob Moorehead, 1998
    1.15 John Paulk, 2000
    1.16 Roberts Liardon, 2001
    1.17 Paul Crouch, 2004
    1.18 Paul Cain, 2005
    1.19 Kent Hovind, 2006
    1.20 Ted Haggard, 2006
    1.21 Paul Barnes, 2006
    1.22 Lonnie Latham, 2006
    1.23 Earl Paulk, 2007
    1.24 Coy Privette, 2007
    1.25 Thomas Wesley Weeks, III, 2007
    1.26 Joe Barron, 2008
    1.27 Todd Bentley, 2008
    1.28 Ergun Caner, 2010
    1.29 George Alan Rekers, 2010
    1.30 Eddie L. Long, 2010
    1.31 Marcus Lamb, 2010
    1.32 Vaughn Reeves, 2010
    1.33 Stephen Green, 2011
    1.34 Albert Odulele, 2011
    1.35 Allan Cundick, 2011

    • GKLer

      Just the top 10 evil Popes of the Catholic Church (HERETICS by your definition)
      who despite their crimes across 2000 years still claim to be “infallible”.

      1. POPE PIUS XII 1939AD 
      This Pope personally handed to ADOLF HITLER detailed instructions on how the methodical extermination of non-Catholic minorities across all of Europe was to be enacted and how death camps were to be constructed for the sole purpose of their murder. According to Pius XII, people of Jewish faith and other “heretics” were not only supposed to be shot or killed, they were to be burned alive as to stay consistent with the Roman Catholic Church’s designated penalty for heresy against God.

      2. Pope John XXIII 1410AD
      Most depraved criminal to sit on the papal chair.  Committed every possible crime by the hundreds.  37 clegry members witnessed nd charged him with fornication, adultery, incest, sodomy, simony, theft, and murder!  He had a harem of 200 mistresses, mostly nuns!

      3. Pope Boniface VIII 1294AD
      A self-proclaimed atheist!!!  “scarcely any possible crime omitted – heresy gross and unnatural immorality, idolatry, magic, simony… his whole pontificate was one record of evil.” according to the Catholic Encyclopedia

      4. Pope Innocent III 1198AD
      Aided in the murder of 1M people. He rallied military support in favor of the Inquisition  The Crusade he waged after supporting the Inquisition was not against heathen scum – he went from the Vatican directly to England and had his military might wage war against European brothers. He had also began a Crusade against the Albigenses where upon his military constituents were ordered to butcher them by the tens of thousands in horrid and unholy ways. 

      5. Pope Urban II 1088AD
      Crimes against humanity and God.  Genocide-  he ordered the  slaughter of 10 million people to procure Belgrade.  He killed more people than Adolf Hitler.

      6. Pope Piux IX 1846AD
      Abraham Lincoln was killed under orders from the Roman Catholic Church.

      7. Pope Benedict IX 1032AD
      Murder and adultery even in broad daylight.  His crimes were too much, the Romans expelled him from the city.

      8. Pope Sergius 111 904AD
      Obtained papacy through murder.

      9. Pope Damasus 1 366AD
      Women and children sold as sex slaves to fund a church.  44 bishops found him guilty of adultery of many couns.

      10.  Pope Alexander VI 1501AD
      Incest, organized the worst orgy in the Vatican

      Catholics involved in the murder of 6M people.1.  Adolf Hitler

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    PASTOR BOOKED FOR MOLESTING SCHOOLGIRL. A girl, 15, was molested at a church-run school in Birmingham by Rev. James E.Johnson, of Ensley, according to police. He was charged with 2nd degree sexual assault, a misdemeanor.Source: _Birmingham News_ 11/21/92.
    BAPTIST VOLUNTEER PREYED ON GIRLS? Thomas Road Baptist Church in Phoenix failed to screen churchvolunteer John Herman Kuiperfor a criminal record when it permitted him to drive a church bus & volunteer at youth events. Kuiper, who had been convictedin 1991 of a felony charge of 3rd degree sexual assault, was arrested in Phoenix for molesting 5 girls. As a church busdriver in Fort Collins, Colorado, he had received a deferred sentence for molesting a little girl, 5. Rev. Ken Adrian, churchpastor, complained to media that the publicity was not good for his Phoenix church.Source: _Arizona Republic_ 11/4/92.
    LUTHERAN COUNSELOR NABBED. St. Paul Lutheran Church youth counselor John Wayne Nase, 40, Phoenix, was accused of multiplecounts of child molesting, sexual conduct with a minor & kidnapping. Police say he ordered a boy, 12, into the choir loft &performed sex acts on him after Nase’s Sunday confirmation classes.Source: _Arizona Republic_ 7/21/92.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    VICTIM SUES CONVICTED MINISTER. Rancho Cucamonga pastor John Marshall, convicted of sexually battering an ill man, 25, is
    being sued for $1 million by victim Kirk Judy, along with his church, the American Baptist Churches of USA & of the Pacific
    Southwest. The 6’2″, 200-lb pastor overpowered the 5’6″, 140-lb victim at a bedside counseling visit. He got only 2 years of
    probation. The suit alleges that Marshall had committed other crimes, & that the 2 Baptist groups should have known about
    them.
    Source: _Ontario Daily Bulletin_ 7/29/92.

    • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

      AHAHAY
      SI MCHMRXXX EH ANDITO NA NAMAN!

      ISANG BAKLANG MIYEMBRO NG PEDERASYON NI TXTMAN

      PANAY ANG CHAWCHAW TUNGKOL SA MGA PASTOR

      NAPAKASIGABONG KATOLIKO, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH! HAIL TO THE CHIEF!

      GALINGAN MO PA ANG PANINIRA SA IBANG RELIHIYON AT MAKITA NAMIN LAHAT

      KUNG ANONG KLASENG UGALI MAYROON KAYONG MGA KATOLIKO

      HOY MCDNLDSBRKFST WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS

      DI BA SINABI NG DIYOS NINYO

      LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE

      KUNG MAKAHIRIT KA AKALA MO DI KA MAKABASAGPINGGAN

      MAKIKITA RIN KITA SA IMPIYERNO

      AKIN ANG PWET MO DUN!

      FOR I AM TXTMAN

      QUEEN OF THE HOMOS

      PARE PAREHO KAYONG LAHAT NG RELIGION, PURO NAGPAPAKANTOT SA PWET

      PWE

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  • tarikan

    So what happened to the Luis Cardinal Tagle’s surge? Only in Philippine media’s dream? Yeah, yeah, there was a chance but the 0.0000001% chance they did not mention. Thanks god the hype is now over. Welcome Pope Francis. 

  • tarikan

    Palagay ko yung mga taga media (lahat sila) na walang tigil na naghahaka-haka hanggang kahapon na kung sino-sino na laang ang pinipili nila (maliban kay Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio) ay ngayon pinapagalitan ni God. Pinapangunahan pa kasi si God. Sobrang marurunong, mas marunong pa kay God. Ngayon sabon ang abutin nyo kay God. 

  • bogli_anakdami

    dapat ang mga flip gung gongs eh mag hara-kiri/suicide lahat…total di naging papa sa roma si kaksucker archbisupsop card tagle…

    dang you, flipgod for not surging flip gung gong kaksucker tagle!!!!!

  • akramgolteb

    Mukhang hindi masaya na binoto si Father Jorge bilang papa sa pic ng article na ito, nakasimangot  at mukhang mabigat ang kalooban niya. Mag re-vote na lang uli sila.

  • igmat

    the choice of the cardinals reflects the universality of the church and it can help in the propagation of the faith. It could also be a precedent that pope from other countries can actually be voted as the holy see in the future. Thanks God for the new pope. 

  • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

    AHAHAY
    SI MCHMRXXX EH ANDITO NA NAMAN!

    ISANG BAKLANG MIYEMBRO NG PEDERASYON NI TXTMAN

    PANAY ANG CHAWCHAW TUNGKOL SA MGA PASTOR

    NAPAKASIGABONG KATOLIKO, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH! HAIL TO THE CHIEF!

    GALINGAN MO PA ANG PANINIRA SA IBANG RELIHIYON AT MAKITA NAMIN LAHAT

    KUNG ANONG KLASENG UGALI MAYROON KAYONG MGA KATOLIKO

    HOY MCDNLDSBRKFST WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS

    DI BA SINABI NG DIYOS NINYO

    LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE

    KUNG MAKAHIRIT KA AKALA MO DI KA MAKABASAGPINGGAN

    MAKIKITA RIN KITA SA IMPIYERNO

    AKIN ANG PWET MO DUN!

    FOR I AM TXTMAN

    QUEEN OF THE HOMOS

    PARE PAREHO KAYONG LAHAT NG RELIGION, PURO NAGPAPAKANTOT SA PWET

    PWE

    PITIFUL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    kamuka ni simson pangit!

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