Guest / Limited Access /

Pope Francis

The former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio succeeded Pope Benedict XVI following his retirement in early 2013. Pope Francis represents many firsts for the Catholic Church, including the first pope from the Americas, the first from the Jesuit tradition, and the first to take the name Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi.

More on Pope Francis See All


News Feed More

  • ‘God is peace, salaam,’ Pope Francis tells Christians, Muslims in CAR
    “Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace,” he said, noting that Christians, Muslims and followers of traditional religions had lived together in peace for many years. He appealed for “an end to every act which, from whatever side, disfigures the face of God and whose ultimate aim is to defend particular interests by any and all means.”
  • Pope Francis’ Plans for Inclusiveness Divide Bishops
    Bishops from 120 countries are debating issues that touch on the place of divorced, gay or cohabiting people in the church, and they face a Saturday deadline to present their report to the pope. (The New York Times)

Recommended Resources

Good Behavior Matters After All
Good Behavior Matters After All
How I discovered God's plan to reach a lost and sinful world.
CT BookstoreView All

Enter The Vault


Browse our Full Library of online archives, including past issues of CT magazine.