St. Francis was the first to be chosen for this honor: but others were to follow; and henceforward, here and there through the world, the stigmata of Our Blessed Lord will ever be visible in the Church.
There are many reasons why the U.S. dollar is going to remain the dominant global currency for a long time, so the BRICS idea of a new international payments system is best interpreted as an attempt to restore sanity to an increasingly absurd financial system.
Evil must be resisted and right now there is more resistance than we have seen for some time. There is an awakening happening and more organizations and leaders and persons taking strong, needed actions than we have seen for some time. We may be on the verge of a positive revolution.