Pope Francis

  • The current pope, Francis (formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario 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 

                                            schedule pending confirmation 

              22 White House visit in Washington DC
                   Meet with bishops
                   Canonization Mass at the National Basilica
                   Photos with seminarians

              24 Address at a joint session of Congress
                   Visit Catholic Charities
                   Vespers with N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio at St. Patrick's                        Cathedral

              25 Address to the U.N. in New York
                   Visit Ground Zero
                   Appear at a Catholic elementary school in Harlem
                   Mass at Madison Square Garden

              26 Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia  
                   Visit seminary
                   Speech at Independence Mall
                   Speech in front of 1 million at the World Meeting of Families

              27 Meet with bishops, seminarians
                   Meet with prisoners and their families
                   Appearance in the Popemobile
                   Mass to 2 million at the World Meeting of Families




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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