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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