Gorbachev and St Francis

Former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev admits that he is a Christian as he visits Assissi.

What would St Francis have made of such a visit? The little friar who stood the world on its head has stood the world on its head again–when the leader of the most atheistic country publicly acknowledges the kingship of Christ and the role of his court jester–St Francis.

This reminds me that what is done for Christ lasts forever. The lives of the saints echo down through history and they are not dead, but alive. Francis is still working, still preaching, still living the light and love of Christ in the world.

The DT reports here.