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“Habemus Papum”! What great words uttered yet once more by the Catholic Church.

As most of you know, Father Jorge Bergoglio was elected to be the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church yesterday (Wednesday, March 13, 2013); he chose the papal name Francis. He became the first pontiff from Latin America and the first from outside of Europe in more than a millennium.

And he said “…… pray for me……”. And I thought of this image!

This image was taken from inside St. Peter’s Basilica. It shows one of the popes with the message Pio Papae X. This is the dogma of papal infallibility, which was defined with the Dogmatic Constitution by Pastor Aeternus, the translated text of which is shown below:

“We, therefore, adhering faithfully to the tradition received from the start of the Christian faith, to the glory of God our Savior, for the exaltation of the Catholic religion and health of Christian peoples with the approval of the Sacred Council, we teach and define as being divinely revealed dogma , the Roman Pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra, that is when, exercising the office of pastor and teacher of all Christians, by his supreme apostolic authority, defines a doctrine concerning faith or morals to having to hold the whole Church, for the ’ divine assistance promised to him in blessed Peter, enjoy that infallibility which the divine Redeemer willed his Church to be provided in defining a doctrine of faith or morals, and therefore such definitions of the Roman Pontiff to be themselves and not for the consent of the Church, irreformable. If no then, tolgalo God, dared to contradict this our definition, is anathema . "

According to this doctrine, the pope must therefore be considered infallible when he speaks ex cathedra, that is, when exercising “his supreme office of pastor and teacher of all Christians” and “defines a doctrine of faith or morals”, as established by him under these conditions “binds the whole Church.”

Let us pray for our new pope.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Great image, Hany

  • Thank you so much Stephanie; really appreciate this. It’s been quite some time since we connected; I hope all is well.

    – © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    This is a brilliant image you’ve captured here

  • Thank you again Malcolm; much appreciate the feedback. Many thanks for your visits today.

    – © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography

  • Fara
    Faraover 1 year ago

    Quite magnificent Hany………………………..I do rather like the new Pope Francis……………..he seems to be approachable and jolly………………….a good combination for a spiritual leader……………………..I love the way he goes off the script to engage on a personal level………………and all this coming from a non-Catholic………………..but I hope I have enough spirituality to recognise humility when I see it………………………I was in awe of the robes worn by the Cardinals……………………..gorgeous……………………it was all very splendid……………………………from your ‘fascinated with all things Italian’ friend………………………Joyce

  • Thank you Joyce; first impressions, he seems like a very nice Pope……… and going off script is always a sign of confidence and composure…….. you don’t have to be a Catholic to be spiritual………… it’s all in the heart my friend…………. I’ll be catching up with you pretty soon as I have to fly in about 4 hours to another strange little town and another lonely hotel room……… I’ll stay in touch once I get there and get settled for the next few days…………… from your “looking at a million images from Italy and don’t know what to do with them” friend………. Hany

    – © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Holly smoke mate..beautiful shot.

  • Thanks Warren, much appreciate this bud. Glad you like it.

    – © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography

  • vette
    vetteover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image Hany, and love the angle used for the shot. Your narrative is very descriptive, and the image tells it’s own story. The intricacy within this image is amazing, and those marble pillars are so beautiful. Another wonderfully executed photograph by one of my most favourite photographers. Susan

  • Hi Susan; thank yo so much my friend for your feedback and support. I always appreciate reading your comments as they give me a source of inspiration. It’s been a while since we did any catching up. I will send you a Bmail in the next couple of days after I settle down in my next hotel room (LOL). Good to hear from you as always Susan, and many thanks for the support again.

    – © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography

  • vette
    vetteover 1 year ago

    Looking forward to hearing from you Hany, and hope that you are now feeling better than the last time we talked. I note that you are still traveling, and occupying yet another hotel room. My thoughts are with you my friend, and hopefully you are able to share some good news with me. Susan xp

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture!

  • THank you Lucinda so much for your support. Really sincerely appreciate it. And many more thanks for the favorite too. Hany

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 1 year ago

    wonderful work!

  • Thanks Charmiene; much appreciate it. And my apologies for the lateness in responding. Hany

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