Today marks the first anniversary of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s election to the papacy. His election has been historic for the Church. The first Latin-American (and the first Jesuit) pope, Francis brought with him an expectation of a new era. He has not disappointed.
Hailed by many as a breath of fresh air, Francis promises reforms in the Vatican and a renewed emphasis on care for the poor and vulnerable. He has opened up new dialogues in the Church, while maintaining clarity about Church teaching on settled matters.
His election has proven historic for those outside the Church, too. Francis was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2013. Through his focus on the poor and vulnerable,...READ MORE