For Pope Francis, A Simple Mass And A Call To Protect The Poor

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWith less silk, lace and gold than many of his predecessors displayed, Pope Francis on Tuesday was inaugurated at a Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square during which he appealed to world leaders to be protectors of the poor and the environment.The Mass for the man born Jorge Mario Bergoglio was marked by a simplicity that contrasted with the former pope’s 2005 inauguration. In his homily, the pontiff offered a passionate pledge “to serve ‘the poorest, the weakest, the least important”:(The  pope, too) must open his arms to protect all of God’s people and embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison.(READ more of the story from NPR)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

MATCH NOTES: No. 1 UWF men’s tennis to face three GSC opponents at home

first_img Share MATCH NOTES: No. 1 UWF men’s tennis to face three GSC opponents at home Felipe Frattini has won three straight singles matches and is 9-3 on the year. (Photo by Emmele Photography) center_img   PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 1-ranked University of West Florida men’s tennis team will face three Gulf South Conference opponents at home this weekend at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. West Florida (15-0, 4-0 GSC) will face No. 13 Valdosta State at home on Friday, March 28 at 1 p.m. CT if weather permits. UWF will face Lee on Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. CT before facing No. 43 Delta State on Sunday. March 30 at 9 a.m. CT.Match Notes: UWF men’s tennis to play host to GSC opponentsARGONAUTS EARN TOP ITA RANKING FOR FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARSThe University of West Florida tennis team earned the top spot in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II men’s tennis rankings released on Wednesday. This is the first time in nearly seven years that the Argonauts have earned the No. 1 ranking. West Florida has started the season undefeated and has earned wins over 10 teams this season ranked in the top 25.70 CAREER SINGLES WINS FOR SAVIBruno Savi had a career record of 70-6 (.921) in his three years at West Florida. Savi has only lost one match at number one singles in his career at UWF.25 STRAIGHT REGULAR-SEASON WINSDating back to last season’s March 2nd road win over No. 3 Lynn, the UWF men’s tennis team has won 25 straight regular-season matches including 15 straight to start the 2014 spring season.FRESHMAN PEYROT STARTING CAREER STRONG AT UWFAlex Peyrot currently ranks No. 9 in the country in the latest ITA DII Men’s National Rankings after starting the season 12-0 in singles play. Peyrot is playing in the number three singles spot as a freshman for UWF and has not dropped a set this season.WEST FLORIDA RANKED NO. 1 IN SOUTH REGIONThe No. 1-ranked UWF men’s tennis team came in at No. 1 in the second ITA Division II Men’s Regional Team Rankings.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more