"Some of the most beautiful words that still remain on my list of 'all-time favourites' were voiced by the English Quaker, William Penn who lived between the 17th and 18th centuries and who was the founder of Pennsylvania, USA:
'I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing that I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.'
As the new Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis the First, takes over the spiritual guidance of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics today and bestows his kindness on all his pastoral charges, let us wish him well on his passage through this life on earth and pray for him." William Forde: March 14th, 2013.