• 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


Quotes of Pope Francis


Articles in the Popular Press by Xavier Authors

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.


Francis's Words about Women

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

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

            9/23 Meeting with President Obama at the White House       

            9/24 Address at a joint session of Congress      

            9/25 Address to the U.N. in New York

            9/26 Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia

            9/27 Mass to 2 million at the World Meeting of Families

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