This month’s audio clip discusses the appointment of Pope Francis. It is taken from one of the podcasts from the newspaper “The Economist”. It discusses how the Argentine pontiff represents a number of firsts but he inherits a troubled dossier. The audio pieces discuss the huge task he now faces in putting the church right.
Read the 5 questions below and listen to the audio clip and try to find the answers:
• What is the key to the success of Vatican diplomacy?
• Who are seen to be the “Cutting edge” of the church?
• What questions were raised under Pope Benedict’s reign?
• What gesture of humility was made by Pope Francis?
• What does his own ministry back home in Argentina tell us about his future Papacy?
How to check your answers:
• Share this audio clip with a friend and check them together
• Set this as a homework activity for your team
• Post your answers here and we can correct them together
Late last year, Pope Francis was applauded for initiating a process designed to collect opinions from lay Catholics across the globe. A questionnaire with almost 40 questions about family, marriage and other key topics was sent out to parishes.
• What do you feel are the most important issues that will arise from the questionnaire that the Church needs to address?
• Do you think the role of the Church has changed in your country during the last 50 years?
• Do you believe that Pope Francis is doing a good job to date?
Tell LEM… xo
Ps. This post was created by Anna L. whose mp3 English audio collection is unbeatable.