Pope Francis Resource Page
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
- Praying the Holy Rosary with the Pope (May 4, 2013)
- World Youth Day: Welcome Ceremony of the Pope (Jul 22, 2013)
- Mass at the Gesú in Rome (Jan 3, 2014)
- Inaugural Mass of the Pontificate of Francis (Mar 19, 2013)
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.
- Lumen Fidei: Light of Faith - the first encyclical of Pope Francis which was signed on June 29, 2013.
Interviews and Homilies
- First Homily of Pope Francis (Mar 14, 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
- Pope Francis' 2014 Lenten Message (Dec 26, 2013)
Interview with Pope Francis - Ash Wednesday 2014 (Mar 5, 2014)
by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera
- 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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