The first Pope of the Americas Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina. The 76-year-old Jesuit Archbishop of Buenos Aires is a prominent figure throughout the continent, yet remains a simple pastor who is deeply loved by his diocese, throughout which he has travelled extensively on the underground and by bus during the 15 years of his episcopal ministry.
Laudato si' - On the Care for our Common Home - is the Pope's Encyclical Letter on the environment and human ecology. Pope Francis challenges us to consider... Read more
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation 'Evangelii Gaudium', the Joy of the Gospel, has been officially presented to the public at a press conference in Rome. Read more
Pope Benedict XVI's resignation took effect on 28 February 2013 at 8pm (Rome time). The Pope Emeritus was the 265th pope - 264th Successor of St Peter. He se... Read more