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VOA慢速英语新闻:梵蒂冈的新领袖弗朗西斯教皇(双语)

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阿根廷前红衣主教豪尔赫·贝格里奥成为首位当选为全世界罗马天主教堂领袖的拉美人。
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From VOA Learning English, this is IN THE NEWS in Special English.
这里是美国之音慢速英语新闻报道。

Former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has become the first Latin American to be elected leader of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church.
阿根廷前红衣主教豪尔赫·贝格里奥成为首位当选为全世界罗马天主教堂领袖的拉美人。

At least 77 of the Catholic Church's 115 cardinals chose the new Pope during a vote in the Vatican in Rome. The new leader, called Pope Francis, later joked to the public that the cardinals went almost to the end of the earth to find a new Pope.
在罗马梵蒂冈举行的选举中,115名红衣主教中至少77名选他做新教皇。这位新的领袖被称为教皇弗朗西斯一世,他随后向公众开玩笑说,红衣主教们跑遍全世界才找到一位新教皇。

He follows Pope Emeritus Benedict in office. The former pope resigned the position because, at age 85, he said he lacked the strength to continue his work.
他继任退休的本尼迪克教皇的职位,85岁的前教皇称无力继续工作,因此辞职。

On Thursday, Pope Francis led his first Mass as Pope for the cardinals who elected him. He urged them to remain faithful to the Gospel, the teachings of those who follow Jesus Christ, and avoid modern desires.
周四,在选举他的红衣主教面前,教皇弗朗西斯一世会见了首批会众,他敦促会众继续忠诚于福音书,避免现代的欲望,福音书是追随耶稣基督者的教义。

Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergolio in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 17, 1936 to immigrant Italian parents. In 1960 he earned a philosophy degree from the Catholic University in Buenos Aires. Later he received a master's degree in chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires. He officially became a priest in 1969. For many years he taught in Catholic schools and schools for priests-in-training. Pope Francis became the new Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998. He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul Second in February of 2001.
教皇弗朗西斯一世1936年12月7日出生在布宜诺斯艾利斯,本名豪尔赫·马里奥·贝格里奥,生父母是意大利移民。1960年他在布宜诺斯艾利斯的天主教大学获得哲学学位,随后在布宜诺斯艾利斯大学获得化学硕士学位,1969年成为牧师。他多年来在基督教学校和牧师培训学校任教。教皇弗朗西斯1998年成为布宜诺斯艾利斯大主教,2001年2月由教皇若望·保禄二世任命为红衣主教。

Pope Francis is known for his conservative beliefs. Argentina became the first Latin American country to make same-sex marriage legal in 2010. At that time, he called on priests across the nation to urge Catholics to protest. He said the legislation would be harmful to the family. But, even though he opposes homosexuality, he has called for respect toward people who love others of the same sex.
教皇弗朗西斯一世以其保守的信念而得名,2010年,阿根廷成为首个将同性婚姻合法化的拉美国家。当时他呼吁全国牧师们号召基督徒起来抗议,他说该法规将对家庭有害。但尽管他反对同性恋,他还呼吁人们尊重同性恋者。

As a priest and cardinal, Pope Francis also became known for his simple lifestyle, personal humility and commitment to social justice.
Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to be elected to lead the church. Jesuits are known for their commitment to the poor.
作为牧师和红衣主教,教皇弗朗西斯还以简朴的生活、谦虚的个性和致力于社会正义的追求而著称,他是首位当选为教皇的耶酥会会士,众所周知耶酥会会士致力于为穷人服务。

Catholic Church expert Father Thomas Reese says Pope Francis rose through church leadership in Argentina while continuing a simple life.
"He takes his vow of poverty very seriously. He refused to live in the Bishop's palace, he moved to a very simple apartment, cooked his own meals and he didn't want the chauffeur-driven limousine that the bishop normally had."
基督教堂专家神父托马斯·里斯说,弗朗西斯教皇在阿根廷教堂担任领导职位,但仍坚持简朴的生活。“他认真坚持自己的贫穷誓言,拒绝居住在主教宫,他搬到很简朴的公寓住,自己煮饭,不要私人司机开的豪华轿车,而一般主教通常都有。”

This week, after holding his first Mass, the new Pope requested guards to take him to the hotel where he was staying so he could pay his bill and collect his suitcases.
本周,新教皇在会面首批会众后,他请求警卫将他带到自己下榻的宾馆里,这样他可以去支付费用并去取行李箱。

The former Cardinal Bergolio is the first to choose Francis as his papal name. In doing so, Pope Francis has linked himself with the 13th century Italian priest who led his life in poverty, the man who became known as Saint Francis of Assisi.
这位前贝格里奥红衣主教是首位选择弗朗西斯作为教皇名的教皇,这样,弗朗西斯教皇就将自己与13世纪意大利一位甘于清贫的牧师联系起来,这位牧师后来成为著名的圣方济。

Next week, the new Pope will be officially installed.
新教皇将于下周正式就职。

词汇学习:

 

1.cardina n.红衣主教;枢机主教;鲜红色

The Cardinal coloured with vexation.
红衣主教感到恼火,脸涨得通红。

2.teachings n. 教导;教义;学说(teaching的复数)

We must never be unworthy of our teachers' untiring and sincere teachings.
我们决不要辜负老师的谆谆教导。

3. chauffeur n. 司机

His main job was guarding Dodi, acting as his chauffeur, bodyguard and dogsbody.
他的主要工作是保护多迪,当多迪的司机、保镖和勤杂工。

4. limousine n. 豪华轿车;大型豪华轿车

She got a limousine by herself.
她靠自己的努力得到了一辆豪华轿车。
 
 

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