The current pope, Francis (formerly Cardinal Jorge Maro Bergoglio),
was elected on March 13, 2013. He is a pope of many "firsts".
- 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
- Five Minutes With Francis
- Pope Francis' Modest Lifestyle 'Personifies' The Message of The Catholic Church
- 15 Leadership Characteristics Inspired by Pope Francis (Debra Mooney, 2015)
- What Pope Francis spoke about in year two of his pontificate
- Pope Francis Finds Favor Across the World
- Seven Lessons from Pope Francis (Joan McKarney, 2014)
- Pope Francis Reveals Top 10 Secrets to Happiness (Carol Glatz, 2014)
- Pope Francis' Five Finger Prayer
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Articles in the Popular Press by Xavier Authors
- Op-ed: Pope Francis embodies the Jesuit ideal of courage and service by Fr. George Traub SJ
- Opinion: Francis shows way to life of joy by Dr. Debra Mooney
- XU president excited about Pope Francis' visit interview with Fr. Michael Graham, SJ
- Pope Francis and the Culture of Encounter by John Allen
- Pope Francis announces a Jubilee Year dedicated to mercy
December 8, 2015 the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to 11/20/16 the Solemnity of Jesus Christ
Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations
- Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel - Apostalic Exhortation on the Gospel in today's world signed on November 24, 2013.
- Laudato Si
- Lumen Fidei: Light of Faith - the first encyclical of Pope Francis which was signed on June 29, 2013.
Biographies of Jorge Bergoglio SJ / Pope Francis
- Paul Vallely, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots (2013)
- Austen Ivereigh, The Great Reformer: Francis and the making of a radical Pope (2014)
- Paul Vallely, Pope Francis: Unyting the Knots - The Struggle for the Soul of Catholicism (2015)
- John Boehner announces Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of congress
- Mass at the Gesú in Rome (Jan 3, 2014)
- World Youth Day: Welcome Ceremony of the Pope (Jul 22, 2013)
- Praying the Holy Rosary with the Pope (May 4, 2013)
- Inaugural Mass of the Pontificate of Francis (Mar 19, 2013)
Speeches, Interviews, and Homilies
- Pope Francis' Top 10 Tips For Bringing Greater Joy to One's Life (July 29, 2014)
- Interview with Pope Francis - Ash Wednesday 2014 (Mar 5, 2014)
by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera
- Pope Francis' 2014 Lenten Message (Dec 26, 2013)
- Big Heart Open to God (Sept 30, 2013)
Interview with Pope Francis by Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civiltà Cattolica
- First Homily of Pope Francis (Mar 14, 2013)
Announcements About the First Jesuit Being Elected Pope
- The Society's Superior General, Adolfo Nicolás S.J., issued a statement about Bergoglio's election.
- AJCU President's Statement on the election of the new pope.
- The Catholic News Service reports on the new pope and the Jesuits'
surpriseat Bergoglio's election.
- The National Catholic Reporter announces Bergoglio's election as pope.
- USA Today writes about the order of the Society of Jesus.
- The New York Times' editorial cartoon by Patrick Chappatte.
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