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.

The then-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.

Pope Francis in Marseille

Pope Francis is to travel for a two-day visit to the southern French city of Marseille from Friday 22 to Saturday 23 September 2023.

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Mongolia

Pope Francis’ end of summer Apostolic Visit to the Republic of Mongolia, bears the motto “Hoping Together.”

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.

Pope Francis in Iraq

Pope Francis made an historic visit to Iraq from 5 - 8 March 2021 - the first of any Pope to the country. In this section we celebrate the visit and speak to the Syriac and Chaldean Catholic leaders about their Christian communities and hopes for the country.

Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation 'Evangelii Gaudium', the Joy of the Gospel, was officially presented to the public 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.