THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2017, 10:33, IN TERRIS

The "super driver" Pope

DON ALDO BUONAIUTO
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The "super driver" Pope
Pope Francis never ceases to surprise us with his gestures of love and tenderness. Just yesterday morning before the Wednesday General Audience, I found myself with the Holy Father before a white Lamborghini with yellow stripes. Who would have ever imagined a "pontifical Lamborghini", especially for a Pope like Francis!

Certainly, the gesture was original and of effect because we know His Holiness refuses richness and everything that can be attributed to the culture of waste. Yet on the eve of the first World Day of the poor, also this initiative has its attractiveness.

One of the icons of luxury that is transformed into an instrument of charity to assist and support the last, the neediest. Certainly, the Lamborghini did not need visibility: this initiative gives honour to those who conceived it and realized it knocking at the door of the one who has considerable ability in helping others.

Of course, it is not easy to keep track of a "super driver" like Pope Francis. The speed and the farsightedness of this Pontiff fly on any racing circuit, because the real power of his engine is not made of pistons and cylinders but of prayer and Holy Spirit.

We have learned to know him by his concrete adherence to the Gospel. He has never hidden the difficulties and misfortunes of Catholics starting from the ecclesiastics. Unfortunately, many vultures have jumped on him trying to distort and ruin the teachings of the Bishop of Rome.

This first day totally dedicated to the poor has a great significance because a Christian can never consider himself right before the one who has lost everything. Those who live in the Church following the teachings of Jesus cannot remain silent in the face of injustice, starting from those who are depressed and crushed by the arrogance of the strongest.

I would humbly thank His Holiness for the incredible testimony of faith and love that he lavishes on the world with his incredible patience.

Jesus had Judas the traitor besides him, while in the history the Popes have had different ones and even today they are quite a few. While they profess themselves as practising Catholics, they only spit poison everywhere in total contempt.

"Et portae inferi non prevalebunt adversum ea" but this bride who is the united Church will always be victorious beyond those who would not only like to hurt it, but even to delete it.
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