Resolution J896-2013

Congratulating Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on being elected His Holiness Pope Francis

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario
Bergoglio upon the occasion of being elected His Holiness Pope  Francis,
the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize extraor-
dinary individuals of firm belief and commitment who have devoted  their
purposeful  lives to the service of faith and community, and whose spir-
itual existence and holy actions serve to inspire people throughout  the
world; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Argen-
tinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio upon the occasion of being elected
His Holiness Pope Francis, the  266th  pontiff  of  the  Roman  Catholic
Church, in the Sistene Chapel at the Vatican, Rome, Italy, on Wednesday,
March  13, 2013; his formal Installation will be held Tuesday, March 19,
2013; and
  WHEREAS, The 76 year-old Archbishop of Buenos  Aires,  Cardinal  Jorge
Mario  Bergoglio is the son of an Italian railway worker; setting a tone
of simplicity and pastoral humility, he is the first pope from the Amer-
icas and the first from the Jesuit order; and
  WHEREAS, Initially trained as a chemist, Cardinal Jorge Mario  Bergog-
lio taught literature, psychology, philosophy and theology before taking
over as Buenos Aires Archbishop in 1981; and
  WHEREAS,  Cardinal  Jorge  Mario  Bergoglio's ecclesiastical roots are
founded in Latin America, which accounts for approximately 40 percent of
the world's Roman Catholics; in  2001,  he  was  elevated  to  serve  as
Argentina's top Catholic church official; and
  WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance  and  wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and has adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; and
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when a  person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate  to  publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend that indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Argentinean  Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio upon the occa-
sion of being elected His Holiness Pope Francis, the  266th  pontiff  of
the  Roman  Catholic  Church, and to celebrate with Catholics throughout
the world upon the election of their new spiritual  leader;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the New York State Catholic Conference.

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