• 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


Speeches during the U.S. visit, September 22-27, 2015 

              23 Meeting with President Obama at the White House       
              24 Address at a joint session of Congress      
              25 Address to the U.N. in New York
              26 Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia
              27 Mass to 2 million at the World Meeting of Families


Articles in the Popular Press by Xavier Authors


The Environment

Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations

Biographies of Jorge Bergoglio SJ / Pope Francis


Speeches, Interviews, and Homilies

Announcements About the First Jesuit Being Elected Pope


  Quotes of Pope Francis




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