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
- 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' Morning Prayer
St. Thomas More's Prayer for Good Humor
Grant me, O Lord, Good digestion, and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all this is good
and that doesn't frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumblings, sighs and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that obstructing thingcalled "I."
Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humor.
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others.
- 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
Francis's Words about Women
- Francis's Words about Women: What Does He Really Think? By Rita Ferone
Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations
- Amoris LÆtitia - On Love in the Family, signed on April 8, 2016.
- Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel - Apostalic Exhortation on the Gospel in today's world signed on November 24, 2013.
- Laudato Si - On Care for Our Common Home, signed on May 24, 2015
- 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)
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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.
Speeches during the U.S. visit, September 22-27, 2015
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