Pope Francis stuns all as he kisses feet of African leaders begging them to work for peace…A very Holy Thursday Event!

Pope Francis kissing the feet of President Salva Kiir and those of South Sudan's Vice Presidents

See article:  Pope Francis kisses feet of South Sudan’s leaders at conclusion of ecumenical retreat | ICN

Google “Pope Francis South Sudan” to see just how stunned people were.

Pope Francis kissing feet of South Sudan woman Vice pres 04_10_2-10 .jpg

“The pope encouraged the two leaders to find common ground.

‘I urge you, then, to seek what unites you, beginning with the fact that you belong to one and the same people, and to overcome all that divides you,’ he said.

…Then he sought the leaders’ permission to approach, and stunned the men [and woman] by kneeling.”  (parenthesis ours)

nytimes.com/2019/04/11/world/europe/pope-francis-south-sudan.html.

This April 2019 event…What outstanding witness to Holy Week and to a world caught up in ethic wars and political, social and religious polarization!

WHY DOES THIS NEWS FAIL to get larger
media coverage within the Church? 

…not simply the facts, but the SPIRIT of the event?
…in National Catholic publications and diocesan newspapers?
in sermons perhaps?
Instead we get careful words and more careful pictures
so as not to upset whom?

Video of pope struggling to get up and down several times was just removed even from webpage of article by Independent Catholic News.  Was that because we must not allow the world to see him struggling to do the very thing his heart and soul have called him to do?

Pope Francis’ actions in South Sudan were Eucharistic, closely connected to Holy Thursday and Jesus’ example as detailed in Beatrice Bruteau’s book,
THE HOLY THURSDAY REVOLUTION.

See and share short PDF slides:  https://ritebeyondrome.com/2018/03/21/the-holy-thursday-revolution/

 

 

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