In the past, our fearless leader at PR Newser suggested that Pope Francis has solidified his position as the Patron Saint of PR (though he has not ascended). And with all due respect to the now canonized Saint John Paul II, the Catholic Church desperately needed some good mojo.
And then the white smoke appeared introducing the world to Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who later changed his name to Francis.
He has embraced the Twitter, left the grandiose Popemobile for a leisurely walk, proclaimed the Internet to be a gift from God, scored his own weekly magazine, stated that no one should work on the Sabbath (yeah right), and excommunicated the Mafia.
But what he did over the weekend may have the Catholic Church looking as progressive as a non-denominational community picnic.