Today (Mar. 13) is the beginning of Year Three of the Pope Francis era, as the pontiff completes two full years in office since his surprise election in March 2013. Although the Vatican says there are no festivities planned aside from giving most employees the day off, that hasn’t stopped the rest of the world from taking stock of the spiritual tsunami this maverick pope has become.
“One almost strains to find the right adjective: ‘Eventful,’ ‘tumultuous,’ and ‘momentous’ all suggest themselves, but somehow each seems inadequate to fully capture the drama of the last 24 months.”
By John L. Allen, Jr., Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this article.