Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
Pope Francis presided over the solemn inaugural Mass of his Pontificate on March 19, 2013, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph.
The College of Cardinals gathered in St Peter’s Basilica to celebrate the Missa Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice (Mass for the Election of the Roman Pontiff).
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran announced the name of the new Pope to 100,000 faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, as well as those around the world.
Text from Pope Francis' Homily
A biography of the 266th Pope and leader of the Catholic Church - Pope Francis.
The Holy Father Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter has been released called Lumen Fidei, or 'Light of Faith.
Here you can watch the last general audience of Pope Benedict XVI, his final address before an estimated crowd of 150,000 in St. Peter's Square.