• Pope Francis

  • The current pope, Francis (formerly Cardinal Jorge Maro Bergoglio),
    was elected on March 13, 2013. He is a pope of many "firsts".
    The first:

  •   - Jesuit pope

  •   - to take the name "Francis"

  •   - non-European in modern time

  •   - from the Western Hemisphere


Visit to the U.S.     September 22-27, 2015 

              22 Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews - 4:00 p.m.
                   White House visit in Washington DC
                   Meet with bishops
                   Canonization Mass at the National Basilica
                   Photos with seminarians
              23 Meeting with President Obama at the White House - 9:15 a.m.
                   Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthews Cathedral - 11:30 a.m.
                   Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilica of the National Shrine to the Immaculate                                                 Conception - 4:15 p.m.
              24 Address at a joint session of Congress - 9:20 a.m.
                   Visit Catholic Charities - 11:15 a.m.
                   Vespers with N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio at St. Patrick's Cathedral - 6:45 p.m.
              25 Address to the U.N. in New York - 8:30 a.m.
                   Visit Ground Zero - 11:30 a.m.
                   Appear at a Catholic elementary school, "Our Lady, Queen of Angels", in Harlem - 4:00 p.m.
                   Mass at Madison Square Garden - 6:00 pm
              26 Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia - 10:30 a.m.
                   Visit seminary
                   Meeting for Religious Freedom with the Hispanic community and other immigrants at the
                       Independence Mall in Philidelphia - 4:45 p.m.
                   Celebration for families - 7:30 p.m.
              27 Meet with bishops, seminarians - 9:15 a.m.
                   Meet with prisoners and their families at Curran- Formhold Correctional Facility - 11:00 a.m.
                   Appearance in the Popemobile
                   Mass to 2 million at the World Meeting of Families - 4:00 p.m.
                   Farewell ceremony - 7:45



The Environment

Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations

See a Brief Biography of Jorge Bergoglio SJ



Speeches, Interviews, and Homilies

Announcements About the First Jesuit Being Elected Pope


  Quotes of Pope Francis



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