Pope Francis: One Year Later

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Pope Francis greeting a child as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican last September. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

March 13, 2013 was an historic day for the Catholic Church. That day marked not only the election of the first pope to take the name Francis but also the first time that a Jesuit has served as pope.

Like his Jesuit brothers who dedicate themselves to pursuing the Greater Glory of God, many of Pope Francis’ actions and words over the last year have defended the poor and underprivileged; he has extended his his warmth and acceptance to all people, including non-believers, and has rejuvenated the many of the world’s Catholics.

The Jesuit Conference for the United Sates has put together an article reflecting on Pope Francis’ election and first year leading the Church. Click here to read the article.

Additionally, the New England Province has curated a list of additional resources about Pope Francis’ first year. View the list here.

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