“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5: 22.
“We thank God for the richness of the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, which are the hallmarks of your ministry: joy and peace, patience and kindness, faithfulness, wisdom and mercy”. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Pope Francis.
What are we to conclude from Vincent’s adaptation of Galatians 15 to suit Pope Francis? Surely not that the Cardinal thinks the Holy Father lacking in gentleness and self-control?
And why the curious choice of a fourth anniversary for this enthusiastic encomium? What gives?