Pope Francis Represents Firsts for Catholics
2013-03-15 23:17:32

From VOA Learning English, this is IN THE NEWS in Special English.(1)

Former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has become the first Latin American to be elected leader of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church.(2)
前阿根廷主教 Jorge Bergoglio 已成为第一的拉丁美洲将选出,世界各地的罗马天主教会的领袖。

At least 77 of the Catholic Church’s 115 cardinals chose the new Pope during a vote in the Vatican in Rome.(3)
至少 77 天主教会 115 红衣主教在罗马梵蒂冈在表决过程中选择新教皇。

The new leader, called Pope Francis, later joked to the public that the cardinals went almost to the end of the earth to find a new Pope.(4)

He follows Pope Emeritus Benedict in office. The former pope resigned the position because, at age 85, he said he lacked the strength to continue his work.(5)
他遵循名誉本尼迪克特教皇在办公室。前教皇辞职位置,因为在 85 岁,他说他缺乏实力,继续他的工作。

On Thursday, Pope Francis led his first Mass as Pope for the cardinals who elected him.(6)

He urged them to remain faithful to the Gospel, the teachings of those who follow Jesus Christ, and avoid modern desires.(7)

Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergolio in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 17, 1936 to immigrant Italian parents.(8)
教皇弗朗西斯出生于 1936 年 12 月 17 日向移民意大利的父母在阿根廷布宜诺斯艾利斯的豪尔赫 · 马里奥 Bergolio。

In 1960 he earned a philosophy degree from the Catholic University in Buenos Aires. Later he received a master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires.(9)
1960 年他获得了在布宜诺斯艾利斯举行天主教大学哲学学位。后来他获得化学在布宜诺斯艾利斯大学硕士学位。

He officially became a priest in 1969. For many years he taught in Catholic schools and schools for priests-in-training.(10)
1969 年,他正式成为一名牧师。许多年来他教天主教学校和学校祭司的培训。

Pope Francis became the new Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998. He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul Second in February of 2001..(11)
教皇弗朗西斯于一九九八年成为布宜诺斯艾利斯举行新大主教。他提出了一个红衣主教教皇约翰 · 保罗第二次在 2001 年 2 月...

Pope Francis is known for his conservative beliefs.(12)

Argentina became the first Latin American country to make same-sex marriage legal in 2010. At that time, he called on priests across the nation to urge Catholics to protest.(13)
阿根廷成为使同性婚姻合法化 2010 年的第一个拉丁美洲国家。当时,他在全国敦促天主教徒抗议呼吁祭司。

He said the legislation would be harmful to the family. But, even though he opposes homosexuality, he has called for respect toward people who love others of the same sex.(14)
他说: 立法将有害于家庭。但是,尽管他反对同性恋,他一直呼吁朝爱别人同一性别的人的尊重。

As a priest and cardinal, Pope Francis also became known for his simple lifestyle, personal humility and commitment to social justice.(15)
而作为一名牧师和红衣主教,教皇弗朗西斯还出名他简单的生活方式、 个人的谦卑和对社会正义的承诺。

Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to be elected to lead the church. Jesuits are known for their commitment to the poor.(16)

Catholic Church expert Father Thomas Reese says Pope Francis rose through church leadership in Argentina while continuing a simple life.(17)
天主教会专家的父亲托马斯 · 里斯说教皇弗朗西斯 · 玫瑰在阿根廷的教会领导通过同时继续着简单的生活。

"He takes his vow of poverty very seriously.(18)

He refused to live in the Bishop's palace, he moved to a very simple apartment, cooked his own meals and he didn't want the chauffeur-driven limousine that the bishop normally had."(19)

This week, after holding his first Mass, the new Pope requested guards to take him to the hotel where he was staying so he could pay his bill and collect his suitcases.(20)
这一周,举行他的第一次大规模后, 新教皇要求警卫带他去了他住所以他可以支付他的条例草案,并收集他的手提箱的酒店。

The former Cardinal Bergolio is the first to choose Francis as his papal name.(21)
前红衣主教 Bergolio 是第一选择弗朗西斯作为他罗马教皇的名字。

In doing so, Pope Francis has linked himself with the 13th century Italian priest who led his life in poverty, the man who became known as Saint Francis of Assisi.(22)
在这样做的时候,教皇弗朗西斯已联系自己同 13 世纪意大利牧师他率领他的生活在贫困中,后来被称为圣方济各的人。

Next week, the new Pope will be officially installed.(23)

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