Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title
...... as it was becoming clear during the conclave voting that he would be elected
the new bishop of Rome, the Brazi...
AKA: Jorge Bergoglio: Pope Francis: Pope Francis I; Full Name: Jorge Mario ....
issued a statement about the new pope: "As the first pope from the Americas, his
Aug 17, 2015 ... I wouldn't be surprised if there were a new pope a year from now. ... If you recall
hearing Celestine's name in recent years, it probably was ...
Mar 17, 2013 ... Pope Francis took his name from St. Francis, a servant to the poor; The ...
rejoiced when Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became the new pope.
There are no official criteria, but a pope usually chooses to honor a predecessor
or someone he admires. For example, John Paul II honored Paul VI and John ...
Mar 13, 2013 ... Bergoglio chose Francis as his new name, the first pope to select that moniker.
Choosing a new name is a decision that's tied up in history, ...
Jan 11, 2016 ... (Vatican Radio) “The Name of God is Mercy” is the title of a new book set to be
released in 86 countries on Tuesday (12 Jan), in which Pope ...
Sep 17, 2015 ... (RNS) When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope on March 13,
2013, he picked a new papal name -- “Francis.” It sent a clear ...
Mar 18, 2013 ... Pope Francis explains why he chose St. Francis of Assisi's name ... to the
protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, star of the new evangelization.