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Pope Francis among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people

Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:49
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Vatican City, Apr 20, 2017 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Time Magazine has released its 2017 list of the world’s 100 most influential people, and Pope Francis is among the leaders highlighted by the publication.

The nomination included a brief reflection on Pope Francis, written by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, who reflected on the Pope’s humility, saying that his powerful witness is what attracts so many people to his message.

Cardinal Cupich recalled that in his first interview after being elected to the pontificate, Pope Francis acknowledged himself as a sinner, and that when he hears confessions in St. Peter’s Basilica, he also goes to confession himself, “because one cannot accompany a suffering world without acknowledging one’s own faults.”

“The same goes for the church Francis leads,” the cardinal reflected. “Before being elected Pope, Francis gave a speech to his fellow Cardinals warning against becoming a ‘self-referential’ church, rather than one that goes out of itself to the margins of society to be with those who suffer.”

“That is where God is working in the world and where he calls us to be. This has rung especially true this year, as Francis has spoken out on the need to welcome refugees amid a global crisis,” he continued.

Other people on the Time Magazine list include U.S. President Donald Trump, actress Viola Davis, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, NBA star LeBron James, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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    Well they would give him a nice spot, wouldn’t they? After all, their Time+Fortune Global Forum was held at the Vatican last December, where the Pope and Cardinal Turkson massaged their egos, reminding them that corporations have a ‘noble calling’ of doing business, that they should “step into their “transformative role… as co-creators and partners with God… to serve the good of humanity”… No one knows how to butter up his listeners better than Pope Francis. Aahh those sweet words, lulling everyone to sleep while they work hard to give us all a Global Digital Financial Identity via the ‘entry point’ of vaccinations, but not in the way you have been led to believe by the sensationalist media. You’d better look at their own documents and papers to see how they are REALLY going about it. Papers like the ID2020 project, or the Time+Fortune Working Group Solutions. Eye openers.

    The Global Citizen scam. A cozy get-together of corporate businesses and Pope Francis, blessing their efforts to bring all of mankind into their idea of heaven on earth.

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