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' Biography

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

Fratelli tutti

Fratelli tutti is the title Pope Francis has chosen for his encyclical letter dedicated to "human fraternity" and "social friendship".

Querida Amazonia - Beloved Amazonia

The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia - Beloved Amazonia - is the 2020 post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on The Amazon.

Christus Vivit - Christ is Alive

The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit - Christ is Alive - was released in April 2019 and is a personal message from Pope Francis to young people presented to the wider Church.

Gaudete et Exsultate

Gaudete et Exsultate - Rejoice and Be Glad - is an Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father Pope Francis on the call to holiness in today's world.

Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love

Amoris Laetitia, 'The Joy of Love', is the 2016 post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation which brings together the results of the two Synods on the family.

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.

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.

Lumen Fidei - 'Light of Faith'

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

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.