Articles for Pope Francis

The Pope Video • For Health Care Workers

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Health Care Workers.

‘City of friendship’ unites poor of Madagascar, Argentina

According to Argentine missionary Father Pedro Opeka, “it will be very difficult to rebuild” after the country was hit by four cyclones with winds of 130 miles per hour.

The Pope Video • For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women.

The Pope Video • Religious Discrimination and Persecution

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: Religious Discrimination and Persecution.

Widow of slum priest praises Pope

Francis "will be a great Pope": Clelia Luro de Podesta weighs in on the new pontiff Maybe to the new generation of Christian militants accompanying the slum priests, Monseñor Jerónimo Podestá's name doesn't mean much. But those who have been kicking around...

A different kind of inaugural mass?

A different kind of inaugural mass?

If the plans for his inaugural Mass -- expected to attract 1 million people to St. Peter's Square on Tuesday -- are any indication, it seems Pope Francis is setting three key themes for the event: simplicity, ecumenism and mercy, Joshua J. McElwee writes in the NCR....

Pope Francis in eyes of his parishioners

Pope Francis in eyes of his parishioners

The London Guardian reports...His parishioners from the barrio of Buenos Aires where he was born and cut his political teeth say Pope Francis is likely to usher in the most radical change in the Catholic church in more than 50 years from the barrio of Buenos Aires...

FAMVIN posts on Pope Francis

FAMVIN posts on Pope Francis

It has been a momentous week following the elections and installation of Pope Francis. The following posts were among the most visited on famvin.org Pope Francis and St. Vincent Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013 Pope’s prayer for Cardinal electors A Vincentian...

FAMVIN posts on Pope Francis

Vatican Insider – April biography of Francis

Drawing from the words, ideas, and the personal recollection of Pope Francis – including inside material made available right up to the final hours before his election – the most highly regarded Vatican observer, Andrea Tornielli, reveals who the new Pope will be for...

How Jorge chose Francis

How Jorge chose Francis

Reuters reports in an article "Pope Francis wants Church to be poor, and for the poor"... "(The Pope) recalled how on Wednesday night, as he was receiving more and more votes in the conclave, the cardinal sitting next to him, Claudio Hummes of Brazil, comforted him...

Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013

Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013

And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. (Joel 2:13) Little by little we become accustomed to hearing and seeing, through the mass media,...

Jesuits on Pope Francis

Jesuits on Pope Francis

From the IgnatianSolidarity Net... Clearly, as time moves forward there will be much to learn about Pope Francis, but for the time being we thought we would share a few quotes that represent the importance the social mission of the Church has played in his ministry:...

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