Pope Francis and me: part two
In this piece from 2013, we hear from our series, “Pope Francis and me”. In this second episode of the series, Fr. Peter McVerry talks about how Pope Francis’ work with the poor could return the Church to its roots as an organisation dedicated to those living on the margins. Fr. McVerry has been a long-time campaigner for the rights of homeless men in Dublin and works with groups who live outside of society. This, he believes, is the core mission of the gospel. He begins by explaining to Miriam Gormally that he was very surprised at the announcement of Francis as Pope.