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Cardinal Bergoglio’s tribute upon St. John Paul II’s death

Catholic World News - May 06, 2014

The latest English edition of L’Osservatore Romano has printed the homily preached by the future Pope Francis upon the death of St. John Paul II in 2005.

“John Paul was simply consistent, he never deceived, he never lied, he was never evasive,” Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio preached. “John Paul communicated with his people, with the coherence of a man of God, with the consistency of someone who spent long hours in adoration each morning, and as he adored he allowed himself to come into harmony with the power of God.”

“Consistency cannot be bought, coherence cannot be studied at any academic faculty,” he continued. “Consistency is forged in the heart through adoration, through the anointing for service to others and through upright conduct … But he was consistent because he allowed himself to be molded and formed by the will of God. He allowed himself to be humbled by the will of God.”

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