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  • Vatican City
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    Pope Francis

    A Pope

    Vatican City
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    Bergoglio was elected pope on 13 March 2013, the second day of the 2013 papal conclave, taking the papal name Francis.




  • Vatican City
    Saturday Mar 16, 2013

    Pope Francis

    The Name

    Vatican City
    Saturday Mar 16, 2013

    At his first audience on 16 March 2013, Francis told journalists that he had chosen the name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, and had done so because he was especially concerned for the well-being of the poor.




  • Vatican City
    Sunday Mar 31, 2013

    Pope Francis

    First Easter homily

    Vatican City
    Sunday Mar 31, 2013

    On 31 March 2013, Francis used his first Easter homily to make a plea for peace throughout the world, specifically mentioning the Middle East, Africa, and North and South Korea.




  • Vatican City
    Friday May 10, 2013

    Pope Francis

    Met with Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

    Vatican City
    Friday May 10, 2013

    In May 2013, Pope Francis met with Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria in the Vatican. The meeting coincided with the 40th anniversary of the first visit by a Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria to the Vatican; when Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria met with Pope Paul VI on 10 May 1973.




  • Vatican City
    Saturday Jun 29, 2013

    Pope Francis

    First Encyclical

    Vatican City
    Saturday Jun 29, 2013

    On 29 June 2013, Pope Francis published his first encyclical, titled Lumen fidei.




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