Pope Francis I Goes Unscripted

Schlumpy Guy on the Vatican Bus Could Be Holy Father

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By Reuters

Published March 14, 2013.

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While his predecessor Pope Benedict almost never made unprepared remarks, the Vatican said it had no text of a homily the pope was to read later that day at a Mass: “We just don’t know what he is going to do yet,” Lombardi said.

Reporters asked: Will he travel? And where to?

Lombardi said he expected the pope to visit his Argentine homeland eventually and almost definitely to go to Brazil in July for World Youth Day, a Catholic festival that takes place every two years in a different city.

Asked about how Vatican security would respond to a pope who did things differently, making decisions at the last minute, Lombardi said: “That’s a good question. Vatican security are at the service of the pope and will have to adapt themselves to the pastoral style that the pope will use,” he said.

“A pope’s personal style has to be respected,” he added.



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