Pope Francis I
The Spiritual Leader of the Roman Catholic Church
How he got the name
The Martyr, The Women, and The Appartment
On March 28, 2013 Pope Francis shocked many Catholics by washing the feet of twelve young people in a Juvenile detention center outside of Rome. Out of the all the peoples' feet he washed two of them were women and two were Muslims. This shocked many because it's said in the church law that only men many involved on the foot washing on Holy Thursday. Pope Francis showed compassion to the people whose feet he washed, humbleness that he washed prisoners feet, and common sense that the world is changing and that women are now ,in most countries, equal to women when he washed the girls feet. The Pope shows those leadership qualities when he broke the rule and washed the prisoners feet.
Since the beginning when Pope Francis was chosen for Pope he has decided to forgo the traditional Papal Apartments in favor of the visitors house."He is experimenting with this type of living arrangement, which is simple, but allows him to live in community with others both the permanent residents-priests and bishops who work at the Vatican- as well as guests coming to the Vatican for meetings and conferences," says Father Lombard, a Vatican spokesman. Pope Francis shows leadership qualities by showing courage to say that he didn't want traditional apartments of the pope and wisdom by going to the visitors house to meet and talk to more people he wouldn't have the chance to do normally.