Pope Francis

On Wednesday, 13 March 2013, it was announced to the world that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., had been elected Pope Francis.

Cardinal Proto-Deacon, Jean Louis Cardinal Tauran, announced “Habemus Papam”, “We have a Pope”, from the central balcony at St. Peter’s Basilica before revealing the identity of the 265th Successor of St Peter.

Pope Francis' Inauguration Homily

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' homily preached at his inauguration Mass in St Peter's Square on Tuesday 19 March 2013.

Pope Francis' Biography

A biography of the 266th Pope and leader of the Catholic Church - Pope Francis.

Laudato si' - Care for our Common Home

Laudato si' - On the Care for our Common Home - is the Pope's Encyclical Letter on the environment and human ecology.

Encyclical: Lumen Fidei - 'Light of Faith'

The Holy Father Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter has been released called Lumen Fidei, or 'Light of Faith.

Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation 'Evangelii Gaudium', the Joy of the Gospel, has been officially presented to the public at a press conference in Rome.

Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love

Amoris Laetitia, 'The Joy of Love', is the 2016 post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “On Love in the Family”.