Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
The Roman Pontiff, as the successor of Peter, is the perpetual and visible principle and foundation of unity of both the bishops and of the faithful - Lumen Gentium, 23.
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Pope Francis was elected Bishop of Rome on 13 March 2013 and is the 266th Pope.
On Wednesday, 13 March 2013, it was announced to the world that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., had been elected Pope Francis.