Pope Francis to live in Vatican guesthouse Domus Sanctae Marthae not in papal apartments Pope of Hearts www.PopeofHearts.com

Pope Franciscus to live in Vatican guesthouse Domus Sanctae Marthae not in papal apartments Pope of Hearts http://www.PopeofHearts.com

The Room of Pope Franciscus is a single apartment in Guesthouse Domus Sanctae Marthae Photo AP dpa www.PopeofHearts.com

The Room of Pope Franciscus is a single apartment in Guesthouse Domus Sanctae Marthae Photo AP dpa http://www.PopeofHearts.com

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis our Pope of Hearts has decided not to move into the papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, but to live in a suite in the Vatican guesthouse where he has been since the beginning of the conclave that elected him, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman.

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“The Pope of Hearts 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, Father Lombardi said March 26.

The spokesman said Pope Francis has moved out of the room he drew by lot before the conclave and into Suite 201, a room that has slightly more elegant furnishings and a larger living room where he can receive guests.

The Domus Sanctae Marthae, the official name of the guesthouse, was built in 1996 specifically to house cardinals during a conclave.

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Celebrating Mass March 26 with the residents and guests, Pope Francis told them he intended to stay, Father Lombardi said. The permanent residents, who had to move out during the conclave, had just returned to their old rooms.

Pope Francis has been there since his election March 13, taking his meals in the common dining room downstairs and celebrating a 7 a.m. Mass with Vatican employees in the main chapel of the residence.

He will be the first pope in 110 years not to live in the papal apartments on the third floor of the Apostolic Palace.

In 1903, St. Pius X became the first pope to live in the apartments overlooking St. Peter’s Square. The apartments were completely remodeled by Pope Paul VI in 1964 and have undergone smaller modifications by each pope since, according to “Mondo Vaticano,” a Vatican-published mini-encyclopedia about Vatican buildings, offices and tradition.

The large living room or salon of the apartment is located directly above the papal library where official audiences with visiting bishops and heads of state are held.

Pope Francis the Pope of Hearts will continue to use the library for official audiences and to recite the Angelus prayer on Sundays and holy days from the apartment window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Father Lombardi said.

Pope Francis the Pope of Hearts will continue to use the library for official audiences and to recite the Angelus prayer on Sundays and holy days from the apartment window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Father Lombardi said. www.PopeofHearts.com

Pope Francis the Pope of Hearts will continue to use the library for official audiences and to recite the Angelus prayer on Sundays and holy days from the apartment window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Father Lombardi said. http://www.PopeofHearts.com

The apartments contain a chapel, an office for the pope and a separate office for his secretaries, the pope’s bedroom, a dining room, kitchen and rooms for two secretaries and for the household staff.

When Pope Francis returned to the guesthouse after his election, Father Lombardi had said the move was intended to be short-term while a few small work projects were completed in the papal apartments. He said March 26 that all the work had been completed, but at least for the foreseeable future, Pope Francis would not move in.

The Domus Sanctae Marthae, named after St. Martha, is a five-story building on the edge of Vatican City.

While offering relative comfort, the residence is not a luxury hotel. The building has 105 two-room suites and 26 singles; about half of the rooms are occupied by the permanent residents. Each suite has a sitting room with a desk, three chairs, a cabinet and large closet; a bedroom with dresser, night table and clothes stand; and a private bathroom with a shower.

The rooms all have telephones and access to an international satellite television system.

The building also has a large meeting room and a variety of small sitting rooms. In addition to the dining room and the main chapel, it also has four private chapels, located at the end of hallways on the third and fifth floors of each of the building’s two wings.

Source: By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

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Pope Francis the “Pope of Hearts” has celebrated his first Palm Sunday mass in St Peter’s Square

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Pope Francis the “Pope of Hearts” has celebrated his first Palm Sunday mass in St Peter’s Square, encouraging people to be humble and young at heart, as tens of thousands joyfully waved olive branches and palm fronds.

The square overflowed with 250,000 pilgrims, tourists and Romans eager to join the new pope at the start of solemn Holy Week ceremonies, which lead up to Easter, Christianity’s most important day.

Keeping with his spontaneous style, the first pope from Latin America broke away several times from the text of his prepared homily to encourage the faithful to lead simple lives.

Pope Francis focuses on the poor in Palm Sunday Mass www.PopeofHearts.com Pope Francis kisses a child as he leaves after celebrating his first Palm Sunday Mass, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, March 24, 2013. (AP / Andrew Medichini)

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Palm Sunday recalls Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem but the Gospel also recounts how he was betrayed by one of his apostles and ultimately sentenced to death on a cross.

Recalling the triumphant welcome into Jerusalem, Francis said Jesus “awakened so many hopes in the heart, above all among humble, simple, poor, forgotten people, those who don’t matter in the eyes of the world”.

Francis then told an off-the-cuff story from his childhood in Argentina. “My grandmother used to say, ‘children, burial shrouds don’t have pockets'” the pope said, in a variation of “you can’t take it with you”.

Since his election on 13 March, Francis has put the downtrodden and poor at the centre of his mission as pope, keeping with the priorities of his Jesuit tradition. His name – the first time a pope has called himself Francis – is inspired by St Francis of Assisi, who renounced a life of high living for austere poverty and simplicity to preach Jesus’s message to the poor.

Francis wore bright red robes over a white cassock as he presided over the mass at an altar sheltered by a white canopy on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica.

Cardinals, many of them among the electors who chose him to be pope, sat on chairs during the ceremony held under hazy skies on a breezy day.

In his homily, Francis said Christian joy “isn’t born from possessing a lot of things but from having met” Jesus. That same joy should keep people young, he said. “From seven to 70, the heart doesn’t age” if one is inspired by Christian joy, said the 76-year-old pontiff.

 

Pope Francis Pope of Hearts http://www.PopeofHearts.com blows a kiss to faithful after celebrating his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 24, 2013. (AP / Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis Pope of Hearts www.PopeofHearts.com blows a kiss to faithful after celebrating his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 24, 2013. (AP / Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis Pope of Hearts http://www.PopeofHearts.com blows a kiss to faithful after celebrating his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 24, 2013. (AP / Gregorio Borgia)

Francis said he was looking forward to welcoming young people to Rio de Janeiro in July for the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day. So far, that is the first foreign trip on the calendar of Francis’s new papacy.

The faithful knelt on hard cobblestones paving the square, and Francis knelt on a wooden kneeler at the point in the Gospel that recounts the moment of Jesus’s death.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/24/pope-francis-celebrates-palm-sunday Photos (AP / Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope of Hearts Pope Francis I with the Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner

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