"*At the end of time, will be permitted to contemplate the glorified flesh of Christ only those who have not been ashamed of the flesh of his brother injured and excluded .
I confess , I do well, a few times, read the list on which I will be judged , it does me good : it is in Matthew 25 .
These are the things that came to my mind, to share them with you . I am a bit ’ to the good , as they came … Cardinal Vallini : " A good look at consciousness "] We will do well . [applause]
In Buenos Aires - I speak of another priest - there was a famous confessor : this was Sacramentino . Almost all the clergy went to confession to him. When one of the two times I came, John Paul II asked for a confessor in the Nunciature , he is gone . And ’ old , very old … Did the Provincial his Order , the professor … but always confessor , always. It always had a tail , there, in the church of the Blessed Sacrament . At that time , I had lived in the Curia and Vicar General , and every morning , early, I went down to the fax machine to see if there was something . And on Easter morning I read a fax of the superior of the community : “Yesterday , half an hour before the Easter Vigil , died on Aristi father , 94 - or 96 ? - Years. The funeral will be this day … " . And on Easter morning I had to go for lunch with the priests of the nursing home - I did usually at Easter - and then - I said - I’m going to lunch after church. It was a large church , very large, with a beautiful crypt . I went down into the crypt and there was the coffin , only two old ladies who were praying there , but no flower. I thought : but this man, who forgave the sins of all the clergy of Buenos Aires, to me, not even a flower … I went up and I went to a florist - because in Buenos Aires at the intersections of the streets there are flower shops , on the streets, in places where there are people - and I bought flowers, roses … And I came back and started to prepare well for the coffin , with flowers … And I looked at the rosary in my hand … And now I came to mind - the thief that we all have inside , right? - And while sistemavo the flowers I took the cross of the rosary, and with a little ’ of strength I disconnected. And at that moment I looked at him and I said, " Give me half of your mercy.” I felt a strong thing that gave me the courage to do this and to do this prayer ! And then , the cross I put it here in my pocket. The shirts of the Pope does not have pockets , but I always bring here a small cloth bag , and from that day until now, that is cross with me. And when I get a bad thought against any person , my hand is here , always. And I feel grace ! That makes me feel good. How well does the example of a merciful priest , a priest who approaches the wounds …
If you think about it, you surely have known many, many, because the priests in Italy are good ! They are good . I believe that if Italy is still so strong , not so much for us bishops, but for the priests , for the priests ! It 's true , this is true! It is a bit ’ of incense to comfort you , you feel so .
The mercy . Think of the many priests who are in heaven and ask for this grace ! That will give mercy that they have had with their followers . And this is good .
Thank you so much for listening and for being here*".
[size=]The link in the OP no longer works. The quote above is the Google translation of the part of Pope Francis’ words in question. I think that intent plays a big part here in determining sinfulness. I don’t think that the action of this future Pope can be compared, for example, to grave robbers. This was a man who highly respected and mourned the death of his beloved priest friend/confessor. He said, “I felt a strong thing that gave me courage to do this and to do this prayer”. He must have felt like a thief to some extent, but it seems to me that in his grief he was just doing what God was leading him to do and gave him the courage to do. Perhaps God knew that the crucifix would be a valuable (of spiritual value) sacramental for this future pope.[/size]