Thursday, March 24, 2016

St. Francis Before the Pope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYH2WS3CU6A&feature=youtu.be
At 5:35 the pope kisses the foot of St. Francis and around 6:00: from the Wikipedis article Brother Sun, Sister Moon:
One of the final lines (mirroring the anti-establishment attitude of the 1970s juxtaposed to the well-established tone of the film) places the sincerity of the Pope's response in question when an unnamed cardinal, observing what the Pope has done, comments to a bishop: "Don't be alarmed, His Holiness knows what he is doing. This is the man who will speak to the poor, and bring them back to us." 

1 comment:

Santaraksita D said...

Maybe you will appreciate this excerpt from Medieval Christianity by Kevin Madigan (Yale. 2015)

Radical Poverty of St. Francis