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教宗方濟各剛被《時代》雜誌選為2013年年度人物。 [1]

教宗為什麼會當選呢?《時代》總編輯Nancy Gibbs解釋說,教宗方濟各“使教宗步出宮庭,走進大街小巷;使天主教面對自己生命最深底處的需求;並在審判和憐憫之間取得平衡。” [2]

教宗方濟各又被稱為“人民的教宗”。自今年三月上任以來,他的謙卑和寬容,並他的親民和踏實作風,廣為人民所愛戴。《時代》雜誌在年度人物的主題文章中指出,“教宗方濟各之所以如此重要,是因為他可以在如此短的時間內吸引千百萬人的關注,而這些人在此之前對天主教已不抱有任何期待。” [3]

教宗方濟各就許多重要議題發表了言論,他的智慧和恩慈贏得大眾的讚賞。以下我們摘錄了教宗的一些語錄:

【 同性戀 】(2013 07 29,在返回羅馬的飛機上)
我們要分辨有人是同性戀者的事實,以及有人從事同性運動遊說的事實。如果一個人是同性戀者,並尋求上帝,也心懷良善,那我憑什麼論斷他呢?《天主教教理》已解釋得非常清楚,它說他們(同性戀者)不應該因這(傾向)被邊緣化,而應該融入社會中。問題不在於具有這性傾向,我們必須都是兄弟。問題(的癥結)在於藉著這傾向(而發動)的遊說:或是貪婪之輩的、政客的、共濟會等的遊說,許許多多的遊說,這才是更糟的問題。[4]

【 教會 】 (2013 11 24,宗座勸喻:《福音的喜樂》)
我寧願教會因為走到街上而受傷、憂傷和骯髒,而不要因固步自封、只顧自己的安危而不健康。[5]

【 公共價值 】 (2013 11 24,宗座勸喻:《福音的喜樂》)
一個無家可歸的長者暴斃街頭,沒有傳媒的報導,而跌了兩點的股市,卻在新聞報導中出現,(社會)怎麼會是這個樣子呢?[6]

【 寬恕 】(2013 03 17,上任後首次主日三鐘經祈禱)
我們不可忘記寬恕:上帝從未停止(放棄/倦於)寬恕我們,但我們有時卻停止(放棄/倦於)了尋求他的寬恕,讓我們不再停止(放棄/倦於)祈求上帝的寬恕。[7]

【 權力 】 (2013 03 19,教宗的“推特”)
真正的能力在於服侍。教宗應該服侍所有的人,尤其是貧窮的、軟弱的、容易受傷的人。[8]

【 社會 】 (2013 11 27,阿根廷廣播採訪)
我們今天生活在一個不公義的國際體系中,它以金錢為王、為核心。這是一種遺棄(用完即棄)的文化,遺棄了它的年輕人和老年人。[9]
註釋:
[1]  
http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/person-of-the-year-pope-francis-the-peoples-pope

 [2] “For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year. ”
http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/pope-francis-the-choice/

 [3] “But what makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all.”
http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/person-of-the-year-pope-francis-the-peoples-pope/#ixzz2nGU3wJBU

 [4]  “[W]e must make the distinction between the fact of a person being gay and the fact of a lobby … .  If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge that person?  The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this point beautifully … it says, these persons must never be marginalized and ‘they must be integrated into society’. The problem is not that one has this tendency; no, we must be brothers  … .  [T]he problem is to form a lobby of those who have this tendency, a lobby of the greedy people, a lobby of politicians, a lobby of Masons, so many lobbies.  This is the most serious problem for me.”
http://saltandlighttv.org/blog/world-youth-day/a-note-on-the-popes-remarks-to-journalists-en-route-to-rome

 [5]  “I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.”
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html#A_JOY_EVER_NEW,_A_JOY_WHICH_IS_SHARED

 [6]  “How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses 2 points.”
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html#A_JOY_EVER_NEW,_A_JOY_WHICH_IS_SHARED

 [7] “Let us not forget this word: God never tires of forgiving us, but we sometimes tire of asking Him to forgive us. Let us never tire of asking God’s forgiveness.”
http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/2091/full_text_pope_francis_first_angelus_address.aspx#.UqqE5ZJl5u4

 [8] “True power is service. The Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the weak, the vulnerable.”
https://www.flitto.com/twitter/112/97060

 [9] “Today we are living in unjust international system in which ‘King Money’ is at the center. It’s a throwaway culture that discards young people as well as its older people.”
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/28/pope-unemployment-idUSL2N0JD04520131128

 

 



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