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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Maryknoll hails election of Pope Francis

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers join with Catholics around the world, with people of other faiths, with the many we serve in mission and all peoples of good will in asking God's abundant blessing for Pope Francis as he begins his pontificate.

We are especially inspired by his example of humble service and concern for the poor, as well as for social justice. By choosing the name Francis, may the Holy Father combine the simplicity and humility of St. Francis of Assisi with the missionary zeal of St. Francis Xavier to share God's love and mercy with all of us.

Our mission as followers of Christ is to prepare each new day to ensure God's good work will continue. We place ourselves in the hands of Pope Francis as he guides us and leads our Church. May he be blessed with wisdom, courage and compassion as he tends to us, God's flock, here on earth.

Father Edward M. Dougherty, M.M.
Superior General
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers


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