Pope marks anniversary: "Please pray for me." - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Pope marks anniversary: "Please pray for me."

Posted: Updated:
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis marked his one-year anniversary Thursday with a simple tweet: "Please pray for me."
  
Francis' appeal echoed his gesture on that rainy night one year ago when he came out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica and introduced himself to the world. Rather than impart a blessing on the crowd below, Francis asked first for a "favor," asking the crowd to bless him.
 
Francis has continued to ask for prayers, ending nearly each appearance with a similar request.
  
Francis spent his anniversary tucked away on retreat south of Rome with senior Vatican cardinals and monsignors. The Vatican said nothing special was planned, just prayer and meditations.
  
But in his hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentines were celebrating, particularly the poor who live in the "misery villages" of the capital where the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio ministered as archbishop. In the Villa 1-11-14 slum, a huge screen was set up for residents to watch an interview Francis gave recently to FM Bajo Flores, a community radio station that broadcasts from the slum.
 
  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.