What perhaps we are not seeing from this Pope is the mystical and ecstatic characteristics of St Francis
Topic: St Francis
Minute-by-minute coverage of the historic visit to the birthplace of St Francis
Some think it ironic that pugnacious Mrs Thatcher should pray for harmony. But she was closer to St Francis than you may think.
She believed also in truth, in faith, and in hope where there was despair; and she prayed for these things, too.
The cardinal was calling for a religious revival, not for the abolition of unpopular Church teachings