You chose the name Francis, after the saint of the poor.
You went to the refugees in Lampedusa and Lesbos.
You tell your and our church to move towards the people.
You proposed an inverted pyramid structure for our church.
You opened doors and windows for free thought and speech within the church.
You made worldwide justice and global climate change a concern of the church.
You counter egoism and power with the globalisation of solidarity, of sharing and responsibility.
Thank You for all that.
We pray, that the doors you opened will stay open.
We pray, that even more doors and windows will open.
We pray, that you will be able to continue your work for a church of the people of God.
We Are Church, 17 December 2016