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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis I on 13 March 2013. He succeeded Pope Benedict XVI, who had stepped down a month earlier. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born and raised in Buenos Aires, the son of an Italian immigrant. In the late 1950s Bergoglio joined the Society of Jesus, and in 1969 was ordained as a Jesuit. During the 1970s and '80s, he taught philosophy and theology in San Miguel, earning a reputation as a moderate scholar with a particular interest in fighting f More »
Name at Birth: Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Born: December 17, 1936 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)


Jun 30, 2017 ... Charges of sexual offenses against Cardinal George Pell have placed new pressure on Pope Francis to make good on pledges to root out ...


Jun 29, 2017 ... Cardinal George Pell, a senior adviser to Pope Francis and the third-ranking official in the Holy See, is taking leave from the Vatican to fight historical sexual assault charges in his home country of ... Vatican defends Pell.


Mar 1, 2017 ... As Ivereigh described in his 2014 book on Pope Francis, Murphy-O'Connor .... many Catholics have defended Pope Francis to the point of absurdity. .... A source who works in a Vatican dicastery told LifeSiteNews earlier this ...


Jun 19, 2017 ... Pope Francis holds his hands in prayer during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.


Jul 10, 2017 ... “The Pontifical Academy for Life is undergoing an overhaul by Pope Francis and his political operatives within the Vatican's hierarchy, and it is ...


Feb 15, 2017 ... Pope Francis received representatives from different pagan, indigenous traditions at the Vatican and defended their rights to their identity and ...


Sep 10, 2017 ... Pope Francis in a visit to Colombia this weekend emphasized the ... Prior to Trump's May trip to the Vatican, Francis said he would not try to ...


Oct 5, 2017 ... Pope defends human dignity under attack from “technocratic materialism " - Pope addressed the Pontifical Academy for Life that is discussing ...


Oct 5, 2017 ... Pope Francis: Proclaim the Gospel to all without fear - Pope Francis on ... that " the word of God enlightens, protects, defends, heals and frees.”.