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Pope Francis

Pope Francis is the 266th Roman Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was elected by the conclave of cardinals on March 13, 2013. As Pope Francis maintains an intense schedule as sovereign of Vatican City State and Holy Father to an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics world wide, from apostolic visits to private audiences with leaders from around the world, and the publication of new documents on topics affecting the Church and the faithful, the Register offers news and analysis on all aspects of the papacy. 

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Pope Francis signs the honor book in Belem Presidential Palace in Lisbon, Portugal on Aug. 2, 2023.

Pope Francis’ Media Moment (April 6)

Father Roger Landry joins us with his reflections on Divine Mercy, and how penance cleanses the soul for receiving Christ in the Eucharist. Matthew Bunson and Jeanette De Melo take a look at Pope Francis’ media moment. A trove of books and recently published media interviews are spotlighting the Holy Father and his message.