Pope Francis

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Pope Francis

266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church.add

Category: Religion

Born in 1936.

Countries: Italy (29%), United States (12%), (10%)

Main connections: Pope, Jorge Bergoglio, Catholic Church

Linked to: Institute for the Works of Religion, Al-Azhar University, NBC, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

 

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Pope Francis was born in 1936 add something


1958

Bergoglio studied at the archdiocesan seminary, Inmaculada Concepción Seminary, in Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires City, and, after three years, entered the Society of Jesus as a novice on 11 March 1958 add something


1960

At the conclusion of his novitiate in the Society of Jesus, Bergoglio officially became a Jesuit on 12 March 1960, when he made the religious profession of the initial, temporary vows of a member of the order add something


1967

In 1967, Bergoglio finished his theological studies and was ordained to the priesthood on 13 December 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano add something


1969

He was ordained a priest in 1969 add something


1970

Dirty War - That same year, Bergoglio said the Argentine Catholic Church needed "to put on garments of public penance for the sins committed during the years of the dictatorship" in the 1970s, the years known as the Dirty War add something

 

Roberto Bosca at the University of Astral in Buenos Aires says that Pope Francis is to some extent sympathetic towards Liberation theology: "Despite Bergoglio's reputation as an opponent of liberation theology during the 1970s, Bosca insists that wasn't actually the case add something


1973

From 1973 to 1979 he was Argentina's Provincial superior of the Society of Jesus add something

 

He was named Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina on 31 July 1973 and served until 1979 add something


1976

At the same time, Bergoglio ordered an investigation into the murders themselves, which had been widely blamed on the military regime that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983 add something


1980

Artist and human rights activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980, said: "Perhaps he didn't have the courage of other priests, but he never collaborated with the dictatorship add something


1994

After the 1994 AMIA bombing of a Jewish Community Center there that killed 85 people, Bergoglio was the first public figure to sign a petition condemning the attack and calling for justice add something


1997

On 3 June 1997, Bergoglio was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires with right of automatic succession add something


1998

He became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and a cardinal in 2001 add something

 

Jorge Bergoglio became a noteworthy political figure when he became head of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires in 1998 add something

 

Upon Quarracino's death on 28 February 1998, Bergoglio became Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires add something

 

On 6 November 1998, while remaining Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he was named ordinary for those Eastern Catholics in Argentina who lacked a prelate of their own rite add something


2000

A former head of the World Jewish Congress, Israel Singer, reported that he worked with Bergoglio in the early 2000s, distributing aid to the poor as part of a joint Jewish-Catholic program called "Tzedaká" add something

 

In 2000, Bergoglio criticized the perceived apathy of society add something

 

In 2000, Bergoglio was the only church official to reconcile with Jerónimo Podestá, a former bishop who had been defrocked as a priest after opposing the military dictatorship in 1972, and he defended Podestá's wife from Vatican attacks on their marriage add something

 

Yorio said in a 1999 interview that he believed that Bergoglio did nothing "to free us, in fact just the opposite" add something


2001

In line with the Catholic Church's efforts to care for AIDS victims, in 2001 he visited a hospice where he washed and kissed the feet of twelve AIDS patients add something

 

At the consistory of 21 February 2001, Archbishop Bergoglio was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II with the title of cardinal-priest of San Roberto Bellarmino, a church served by Jesuits and named for one add something

 

During police repression of the riots of December 2001, he contacted the Ministry of the Interior and asked that the police distinguish rioters engaged in acts of vandalism from peaceful protesters add something


2002

In 2002, during an economic crisis, Bergoglio harshly criticized those in power, saying, "Let's not tolerate the sad spectacle of those who keep seeking new ways to lie and contradict themselves to hold onto their privileges, their rapaciousness, and their ill-earned wealth add something


2004

When Bergoglio celebrated Mass at the Cathedral for the 2004 "First National Government" holiday, President Néstor Kirchner attended and heard Bergoglio request more political dialogue, reject intolerance, and criticize exhibitionism and strident announcements add something


2005

Bergoglio had an image of Mary Untier of Knots inscribed on a chalice he presented to Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 add something

 

He participated as a cardinal elector in the 2005 papal conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI. In the "National Catholic Reporter" John L. Allen, Jr. reported that Bergoglio was a frontrunner in the 2005 Conclave add something

 

In September 2005, the Italian magazine "Limes" published claims that Bergoglio had been the runner-up and main challenger to Cardinal Ratzinger at that conclave and that he had received 40 votes in the third ballot, but fell back to 26 at the fourth and decisive ballot add something

 

Christoph Schonborn - Considered among the "papabili" following John Paul's death, Cardinal Schönborn was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI, and in the 2013 papal conclave that selected Pope Francis


2006

In 2006, Bergoglio publicly opposed an attempt by the Argentine government to legalize some cases of abortion add something


2007

Bergoglio has close ties to the Jewish community of Argentina, and attended Rosh Hashanah services in 2007 at a synagogue in Buenos Aires add something

 

In 2007, just two days after Benedict XVI issued new rules for using the liturgical forms that preceded the Second Vatican Council, Cardinal Bergoglio was one of the first bishops in the world to respond by instituting a Tridentine Mass in Buenos Aires add something

 

In the past, one attack of sciatica in 2007 prevented him from attending a consistory and delayed his return to Argentina for several days add something

 

In October 2007, Bergoglio denounced the tolerance of child abuse, which he called "demographic terrorism" add something


2008

In 2008, Bergoglio called for national reconciliation during disturbances in the country's agricultural regions, which the government interpreted as a support for anti-government demonstrators add something

 

He was reelected to another three-year term on 11 November 2008 add something


2009

On 30 September 2009, Bergoglio spoke at a conference organized by the Argentina City Postgraduate School at the Alvear Palace Hotel titled "Las deudas sociales de nuestro tiempo" in which he quoted the 1992 "Documento de Santo Domingo" by the Latin American Episcopal Conference, saying "extreme poverty and unjust economic structures that cause great inequalities" are violations of human rights add something


2010

In 2010, Bergoglio told Sergio Rubin that he had often sheltered people from the dictatorship on church property, and once gave his own identity papers to a man who looked like him, so he could flee Argentina add something

 

Rubin, Bergoglio's biographer, said that while taking a strong stand against same-sex marriage, Bergoglio raised the possibility in 2010 with his bishops in Argentina that they support the idea of civil unions as a compromise position add something

 

" During a May 2010 mass celebrated by twenty bishops commemorating the bicentenary of Argentina in front of the basilica of Luján, an important Catholic institution and destination of pilgrimage, Bergoglio criticised "those who had sufficient means to live on" who "do not take the poorest into account", and exhorted Catholics to ask the Virgin of Luján to "take care of our motherland, particularly those who are most forgotten" add something


2011

He had already spoken strongly in 2011, before his election, against the "structural slavery" of exploitation of the homeless children of Buenos Aires add something

 

In 2011, Bergoglio again condemned child trafficking and sex slavery in Buenos Aires: add something

 

When he turned 75 in December 2011, Bergoglio submitted his resignation as Archbishop of Buenos Aires to Pope Benedict XVI as required by Canon Law. add something


2012

Bergoglio co-hosted a Kristallnacht memorial ceremony at the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral in 2012, and joined a group of clerics from a number of different religions to light candles in a 2012 synagogue ceremony on the occasion of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah add something

 

He reinstated the "program of reform", reaffirming the reprimand of American sisters issued by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. The "New York Times" reported that the Vatican had formed the opinion in 2012 that the sisters' group was tinged with feminist influences, focused too much on ending social and economic injustice and not enough on stopping abortion, and permitted speakers at its meetings who questioned church doctrine add something

 

In 2012, Bergoglio participated in the 30th anniversary commemoration of the Falklands War add something


2013

Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, included a call in his 2013 Easter homily for the pope to visit Jerusalem add something

 

Leaders quoted in a 2013 Associated Press article said that Bergoglio has a "very deep capacity for dialogue with other religions", and considers "healing divisions between religions a major part of the Catholic Church's mission" add something

 

In March 2013, 21 British Catholic Peers and Members of Parliament from all parties asked Francis to allow married men in Great Britain to be ordained as priests, keeping celibacy as the rule for bishops, on the grounds that it is anomalous that married Anglican priests can be received into the Catholic Church and ordained as priests , but married Catholic men cannot do the same add something

 

In March 2013, a new song was dedicated to Francis and released in Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese and Italian, titled "Come Puoi" add something

 

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

 

Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, on 13 March 2013 the papal conclave elected Bergoglio, who chose the papal name "Francis" in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi add something

 

On 16 March 2013, Pope Francis asked all those in senior positions of the Roman Curia to "provisionally continue" in office "until other provisions are made" add something

 

Speaking to journalists and media employees on 16 March 2013, Pope Francis said he would bless them silently, "Given that many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church, and others are not believers" add something

 

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 add something

 

On 13 April 2013, he named a group of 8 cardinals to advise him and to study a plan for revising the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, "Pastor Bonus", including several known as critics of Vatican operations and only one member of the Curia add something

 

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel consulted Francis on 18 May 2013, and later the same day called for more stringent controls of financial markets add something

 

Pope Francis, according to news reports summarizing the August 2013 La Civiltà Cattolica interview, claims the church has concentrated on supervising sex, particularly abortion, contraception and homosexuality while neglecting other important teachings, notably the duty to help those who are poor and marginalized add something

 

Francis in September 2013 wrote an open letter to the founder of "La Repubblica" newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences add something

 

On 18 November 2013 and according to a survey carried out by the Global Language Monitor, which tracks internet activity in English, Pope Francis was named the most popular person on the internet add something

 

"RT," 26 November 2013 add something

 

A proposal to create a commemorative coin as a tribute to Pope Francis was made in Argentina's lower house on 28 November 2013 add something

 

All aforementioned has pleased Time magazine in December 2013 to name him Person of the Year 2013 add something

 

Angelo Bagnasco - After the election of Pope Francis in 2013 the personnel of the Congregation for Bishops was adjusted and the 70 year-old Bagnasco was not reconfirmed to the congregation

 

Angelo Bagnasco - Bagnasco took part in the papal conclave of 2013 that elected Pope Francis, and was seen as a possible contendor for the papacy himself by some media sources because of his outspoken stance against extending the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions

 

Anthony Olubunmi Okogie - Cardinal Okogie was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2013 papal conclave that elected Pope Francis

 

Carlos Amigo Vallejo - He participated as a cardinal-elector in the papal conclave in 2013 which elected Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio as Pope Francis

 

Marc Ouellet - He voted in the 2013 conclave, which elected Benedict XVI's successor, Pope Francis

 

Zenon Grocholewski - He was one of the Cardinal Electors in the Papal Conclave of 2013, upon Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's resignation , that selected Pope Francis

 

Jean-Louis Tauran - He was one of the cardinal electors in the 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis

 

Ariccia - In October of 2013, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis and his aides in the Roman Curia, for their traditional yearly retreat for Lent in 2014 would go to the Pauline Fathers' retreat and conference center here in Ariccia, instead of the previous custom of spending it at the Vatican

 

Clara Haskil - In a 2013 interview, Pope Francis mentioned Haskil as one of his favorite musicians, especially when performing Mozart

 

Tarcisio Bertone - Cardinal Bertone served as Camerlengo following Benedict XVI's resignation on 28 February 2013 and until the election of Pope Francis, he served temporarily as the administrator of the Holy See and acting head of state of the Vatican City State

 

Sean Patrick O'Malley - O'Malley was considered a contender to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned on February 28, 2013, until Pope Francis was chosen on March 13, 2013

 

Pope Benedict XVI - He was succeeded by Pope Francis on 13 March 2013

 

Francis of Assisi - On 13 March 2013, upon his election as Pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, becoming Pope Francis

 

Marc Ouellet - Speaking after the conclave that selected Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, Cardinal Ouellet is quoted by media suggesting his name appeared in balloting results more than once

 

Catholic Church - The current Pope is Francis, elected on 13 March 2013 by papal conclave

 

Francis of Assisi - At his first audience on 16 March 2013, Pope 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

 

Jorge Bergoglio - On 16 March 2013, Pope Francis asked all those in senior positions of the Roman Curia to "provisionally continue" in office "until other provisions are made"

 

Jorge Bergoglio - Speaking to journalists and media employees on 16 March 2013, Pope Francis said he would bless them silently, "Given that many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church, and others are not believers"

 

Walter Kasper - Pope Francis, on 17 March 2013, four days after his election as Pope, called Kasper "a clever theologian, a good theologian" in the course of a sermon in which he reported that Kasper's book on mercy "did me a lot of good"

 

Jozef Tomko - At the papal inauguration of Pope Francis on March 19, 2013, Cardinal Tomko was one of the six cardinals who made the public act of obedience on behalf of the College of Cardinals to the new pope at his papal inauguration

 

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester - On 19 March 2013, Prince Richard represented Queen Elizabeth at the inauguration of Pope Francis at the Vatican

 

Jose Rodriguez Carballo - On 6 April 2013, Pope Francis appointed him secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, filling a position that had been vacant for several months, and named him Titular Archbishop of "Bellicastrum"

 

Michael Owen Jackels - On April 8, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Jackels archbishop of the Archdiocese of Dubuque

 

Sean Patrick O'Malley - On April 13, 2013 he was appointed to a group of eight cardinals established by Pope Francis, exactly a month after his election, to advise him and to study a plan for revising the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, "Pastor Bonus"

 

Sean Patrick O'Malley - On April 13, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal O'Malley to an advisory board of eight cardinals to help the Pope govern the Catholic Church and reform its central administration

 

Leadership Conference of Women Religious - On 8 May 2013, during the General Wednesday Audience for the International Union of Superiors General given at Paul VI Audience Hall, Pope Francis delivered a public televised speech admonishing priests, sisters and nuns who use their religious titles and privileges to serve their careers and ambition

 

Nicholas Chia - Archbishop Chia reached the retirement age of 75 in 2013 and submitted his resignation to the Holy See. His resignation was accepted by Pope Francis at noon Rome time, 18 May 2013, Singapore 6pm

 

Julio Terrazas Sandoval - Pope Francis accepted his resignation, in accord with Canon 401,1 of the Latin-rite Code of Canon Law , on Saturday, May 25, 2013

 

Pope Benedict XVI - Benedict's successor, Pope Francis, completed and published "Lumen Fidei" in June 2013, four months after Benedict's retirement and Francis' succession

 

Jean-Louis Tauran - In June 2013 Pope Francis issued a chirograph naming Cardinal Tauran a member of the five person Pontifical Commission investigating the Institute for the Works of Religion

 

Pope John XXIII - The 50th anniversary of his death was celebrated on 3 June 2013 by Pope Francis who visited his tomb and prayed there for a few minutes

 

Alan Hopes - On 11 June 2013, Pope Francis appointed Hopes as the fourth Bishop of East Anglia

 

Justin Welby - His schedule included an official visit to the Vatican on 14 June 2013, with visits to senior Curial officials, including Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, an official audience with Pope Francis, and prayer at the tombs of Saint Peter and Pope John Paul II

 

Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino - On Saturday, June 15, 2013, Pope Francis named Cardinal Ortega y Alamino as his Special Envoy to the closing ceremony of the National Eucharistic Congress in El Salvador, scheduled for August 11, 2013

 

Mary Ann Glendon - On June 26, 2013 Pope Francis issued a chirograph naming Glendon a member of the Pontifical Commission of inquiry for the Institute for Works of Religion

 

Pope John Paul II - An alleged second miracle was approved on 2 July 2013 and awaits the approval of Pope Francis before John Paul II is expected to canonised by the end of 2013

 

Pope John Paul II - On 4 July 2013, Pope Francis confirmed his approval of John Paul II's canonisation, recognising the second miracle attributed to his intercession

 

Pietro Parolin - On 31 August 2013 Pope Francis announced the appointment of Archbishop Parolin as Secretary of State, replacing Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

 

Official state car - As of September 2013 Pope Francis owns a 1984 Renault 4 and uses it for local travelling, refusing to use the Popemobile due to the need of humbleness amongst Vatican officials, as he says

 

Bernard Fellay - In October 2013 Fellay said that it was around the time of World Youth Day, late July of this year, that Pope Francis began an avalanche of talks, interviews, phone calls, etc

 

Ariccia - In October 2013, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis and his aides in the Roman Curia, for their traditional yearly retreat for Lent in 2014 would go to the Pauline Fathers' retreat and conference center here in Ariccia, instead of the previous custom of spending it at the Vatican

 

Bruno Forte - On Monday, October 14, 2013, the Archbishop was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as the Special Secretary of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on "The challenges of the family in the context of evangelization", scheduled from October 5 to October 19 of 2014

 

Jorge Bergoglio - A proposal to create a commemorative coin as a tribute to Pope Francis was made in Argentina's lower house on 28 November 2013

 

Bechara Boutros al-Rahi - Cardinal Patriarch al-Rahi was named a Member of the Congregation for Catholic Education by Pope Francis on Saturday, November 30, 2013

 

Christoph Schonborn - On Saturday, 30 November 2013, Pope Francis confirmed Cardinal Schönborn as a Member of the Education Congregation

 

Kurt Koch - On Saturday, 30 November 2013, Pope Francis named Cardinal Koch a Member of the Congregation for Catholic Education

 

John Tong Hon - On Saturday, 30 November 2013, Cardinal Tong Hon was named a Member of the Congregation for Catholic Education by Pope Francis

 

John Njue - On Saturday, November 30, 2013, Cardinal Njue was named a Member of the Congregation for Catholic Education by Pope Francis

 

Jorge Bergoglio - In December 2013, The Times reported that Pope Francis was shocked to learn that Malta is considering allowing same-sex couples to adopt children

 

Kenneth Langone - In December 2013, he criticized Pope Francis over his views on income inequality

 

Vincent Nichols - He was appointed a member of the Congregation for Bishops on 16 December 2013 by Pope Francis


 

In January 2014, Pope Francis reduced the number of awards associated with the use of the title "Monsignor" from three to one, Chaplain to His Holiness add something

 

On 5 January 2014, the Vatican denied that the Pontiff supports gay unions add something

 

In February 2014, it was reported that the pope would have chosen the pontifical name of "John XXIV" had he been elected in 2005 add something

 

Accessed February 22, 2014 The consistory was a rare occasion where Francis and his predecessor, Benedict XVI, made a joint public appearance add something

 

Accessed February 22, 2014 including appointees in some of the world's poorest countries, such as Chibly Langlois from Haiti and Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo from Burkina Faso add something

 

At the first consistory of his papacy, held on February 22, 2014, Francis created 19 new cardinals add something

 

On March 21, 2014 Francis spoke at a meeting by Libera, a citizen organisation, the meeting showed the Roman Catholic Church opposes organised crime add something

 

During a May 2014 meeting with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Francis called on the United Nations to encourage the "legitimate distribution" of wealth add something

 

On 24 May 2014 Pope Francis arrived in Jordan, at the start of a tour of the Middle East, "aiming to boost ties with Muslims and Jews as well as easing an age-old rift within Christianity" add something

 

"RT," 30 June 2014 add something

 

Shortly after midnight, early in the morning of Tuesday, 19 August 2014, Alberto's son and Pope Francis's nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, 35, was seriously injured when his car slammed into the back of a truck carrying grains add something

 

Pope Francis was scheduled to preside over his first joint public wedding ceremony in a Nuptial Mass for 20 couples from the Archdiocese of Rome on Sunday, September 14, 2014, just a few weeks before the start of the October 5-19 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family add something

 

In an online news article for Catholic News Service , by Francis X. Rocca, dated Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Pope Francis, in a call for abolition of both the death penalty and life imprisonment, stated in a meeting with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law,: "It is impossible to imagine that states today cannot make use of another means than capital punishment to defend peoples' lives from an unjust aggressor" add something

 

On 5 November 2014, he was listed among the top 5 of Forbes most powerful people and was ranked at number 4 as the only non political figure in the top ranking add something

 

In December 2014, Pope Francis declined to meet with the Dalai Lama, the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1989 add something

 

The restoration was jointly announced by US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 add something

 

The headline in the "Los Angeles Times" on December 19, 2014 was "Bridge to Cuba via Vatican," with the further lead "In a rare and crucial role, Pope Francis helped keep U.S. talks with Havana on track and guided final deal add something

 

Opus Dei - In 2014, Pope Francis through a delegate beatified Alvaro del Portillo and said that "he teaches us that in the simplicity and ordinariness of our life we can find a sure path to holiness

 

Jorge Bergoglio - In January 2014, Pope Francis reduced the number of *awards associated with the use of the title "Monsignor" from three to one, Chaplain to His Holiness

 

Loris Francesco Capovilla - On 12 January 2014 Pope Francis announced that Capovilla would be elevated to the College of Cardinals on 22 February 2014

 

Vincent Nichols - On 12 January 2014 it was announced that Pope Francis will appoint Nichols as a cardinal at the next consistory in February 2014

 

Kelvin Felix - On 12 January 2014, Pope Francis announced that Felix was to be made cardinal on 22 February for his service to the church

 

Attilio Nicora - On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Pope Francis accepted his resignation as President of the Executive Board of the Financial Information Authority, and named Bishop Giorgio Corbellini, Titular Bishop of Abula, and President of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See and the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Rota, to immediately succeed him as Interim President of the Executive Board of the Authority

 

Donal McKeown - In February 2014, Bishop McKeown was appointed by Pope Francis to lead the Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry

 

Marc Ouellet - On February 19, 2014 he was confirmed as member of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches by Pope Francis until the expiration of his current five year term

 

Pope Benedict XVI - Benedict made his first public appearance at St. Peter's Basilica on 22 February 2014 to attend the first papal consistory of his successor Pope Francis

 

Vincent Nichols - Cardinal Nichols was formally elevated to the Sacred College of Cardinals by Pope Francis on 22 February 2014, receiving the traditional red biretta and gold ring during a ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica

 

Gerhard Ludwig Muller - On 22 February 2014 he was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Deacon of "Sant'Agnese in Agone" by Pope Francis

 

Vincent Nichols - On 22 February 2014, Pope Francis admitted Nichols to the Sacred College of Cardinals at a general consistory

 

Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne - On 8 March 2014, he was named by Pope Francis to serve as a Cardinal Member of the new Council for Economic Affairs, the board which will supervise the work of the Secretariat for the Economy, a newly established financial regulatory department for all agencies of the Roman Curia

 

John Tong Hon - On 8 March 2014, he was named by Pope Francis to serve as a Cardinal Member of the newly established Council for Economic Affairs, which will oversee the work of the new Secretariat for the Economy, an agency which will have financial regulatory authority over all departments of the Roman Curia

 

Jean-Pierre Ricard - On 8 March 2014, he was named by Pope Francis to serve as a Cardinal Member of the newly-established Council for Economic Affairs, which will oversee the work of the new Secretariat for the Economy, the financial regulatory agency for the departments of the Roman Curia

 

Norberto Rivera Carrera - On March 8, 2014, he was named by Pope Francis to serve as a Cardinal Member of the newly-established Council for Economic Affairs, which oversees the work of the new Secretariat for the Economy, an agency which has financial regulatory authority over all departments of the Roman Curia

 

Daniel DiNardo - On March 8, 2014, he was named by Pope Francis to serve as a Cardinal Member of the newly-established Council for Economic Affairs, which will oversee the activities of the new Secretariat for the Economy, the financial regulatory agency of the Roman Curia departments

 

Kuriakose Elias Chavara - On 3 April 2014, Pope Francis authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decrees concerning the miracle attributed to Kuriakose Elias' intercession

 

Pope Paul VI - A miracle attributed to the intercession of the late pope discovered and was approved on 9 May 2014 by Pope Francis in an audience with the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

 

Pope Paul VI - The miracle was formally approved on 9 May 2014 by Pope Francis in an audience with the Angelo Amato, Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

 

John Rawsthorne - On 20 May 2014, it was announced by the Vatican that Pope Francis had appointed the Right Reverend Ralph Heskett, Bishop of Gibraltar to succeed Rawsthorne as Bishop of Hallam

 

Jorge Bergoglio - On 24 May 2014 Pope Francis arrived in Jordan, at the start of a tour of the Middle East, "aiming to boost ties with Muslims and Jews as well as easing an age-old rift within Christianity"

 

Pope Pius XII - On 26 May 2014 on his way back from the Holy Land to Vatican City, Pope Francis stated that the late pope would not be beatified because the cause has stalled

 

'Ndrangheta - In June 2014, Pope Francis denounced the 'Ndrangheta as the "adoration of evil and contempt of the common good" and vowed that the Church would help tackle organized crime, declaring that Mafiosi were excommunicated

 

Financial Information Authority (Vatican City) - On 5 June 2014, Pope Francis appointed Dr. Tommaso di Ruzza as the authority's interim Deputy Director and completely replaced the members of the authority's Board

 

Jean-Louis Tauran - Cardinal Tauran exercised his option to be promoted to cardinal-priest and accordingly on 12 June 2014, Pope Francis elevated Tauran along with five other Cardinal-Deacons to the title of Cardinal-Priest and all but one of their titular deaconries were elevated pro hac vice

 

Attilio Nicora - Pope Benedict XVI appointed Cardinal Nicora Pontifical Legate for the Basilicas of St. Francis and of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, without prejudice to his functions as head of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. Having served 10 years as a cardinal-deacon, he was promoted to cardinal-priest by Pope Francis on 12 June 2014

 

Letizia, Princess of Asturias - In their first overseas trip as monarchs, Felipe VI and Queen Letizia met Pope Francis on 30 June 2014, in the Apostolic Palace

 

Felipe, Prince of Asturias - In their first overseas trip as monarchs, Philip VI and Queen Letizia met Pope Francis on 30 June 2014, in the Apostolic Palace

 

Pietro Parolin - In July 2014, Pope Francis named him the ninth member of the Council of Cardinal Advisers

 

Bruno Forte - On Wednesday, 16 July 2014, Archbishop Forte was appointed by Pope Francis to serve a five-year term as a Consultant to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

 

Paciano Aniceto - On July 25, 2014 Pope Francis named Iba Bishop Florentino Galang Lavarias as Archbishop of San Fernando , succeeding Aniceto, who resigned on reaching the age limit

 

Caserta - According to a statement appearing in the Holy See Press Office's online Daily Bulletin , the director of the office, papal spokesman Rev. Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., said that on Saturday afternoon, 26 July 2014, Pope Francis is scheduled to make a public visit to Caserta

 

Kia Motors - In August 2014, the company received international attention when Pope Francis of the Catholic Church rode in one of their compact cars, the Kia Soul, during a five-day visit to South Korea

 

Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann - The suspension stayed in place until August 2014, when Pope Francis lifted it

 

Paul Josef Cordes - On 2 August 2014, Pope Francis named Cardinal Cordes as his special envoy to the celebration commemorating the 450th anniversary of the founding of the Willibaldinum Seminary, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Eichstätt, Germany, scheduled for Saturday, 11 October 2014

 

Jorge Bergoglio - Shortly after midnight, early in the morning of Tuesday, 19 August 2014, Alberto's son and Pope Francis's nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, 35, was seriously injured when his car slammed into the back of a truck carrying grains

 

Jaime Valdes - In September 2014, he was nominated to play the "Match for the Peace" at Rome, which was organizated by the Pope Francis and Javier Zanetti's fundation, where Valdés played alongside legends like Diego Maradona, Iván Zamorano, Paolo Maldini, Roberto Baggio, Andriy Shevchenko, among others

 

Sean Brady - On 8th September 2014, it was announced that Pope Francis had accepted Cardinal Brady's resignation

 

Pope John XXIII - On Thursday, 11 September 2014, Pope Francis added his optional memorial to the worldwide General Roman Calendar of saints' feast days, in response to global requests

 

Pope John Paul II - On Thursday, 11 September 2014, Pope Francis added his optional memorial to the worldwide General Roman Calendar of saints' feast days, in response to worldwide requests

 

Joseph Vaz - On September 17, 2014, the Vatican announced that Blessed Joseph Vaz, "the Apostle of Sri Lanka" will be declared a saint during Pope Francis' visit to the island nation scheduled to take place Jan. 13-15, 2015

 

Anthony Fisher - On 18 September 2014, Pope Francis appointed him as the new Archbishop of Sydney

 

Bruno Forte - In October 2014, Pope Francis added him to the group responsible for summarizing the first week of discussions at the Synod on the Family

 

Yves Coppens - On Saturday, 18 October 2014, Professor Coppens was named an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis

 

Jorge Bergoglio - In an online news article for Catholic News Service , by Francis X. Rocca, dated Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Pope Francis, in a call for abolition of both the death penalty and life imprisonment, stated in a meeting with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law,: "It is impossible to imagine that states today cannot make use of another means than capital punishment to defend peoples' lives from an unjust aggressor"

 

Donald J. Hying - On November 24, 2014, Pope Francis named Bishop Hying the Bishop of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana, to replace Dale Joseph Melczek, who had submitted his resignation as required when he reached the age of 75


2015

During his new year mass in 2015 Francis pressed people from all cultures and religions to combat human trafficking and modern slavery according to their responsibilities add something

 

As Pope, on Friday, 13 March 2015 , Francis announced that, in 2016, the Church would celebrate a Jubilee Year dedicated to the theme of God's mercy add something

 

However, in April 2015 the investigation was brought to a close add something

 

In April 2015 Francis tweeted: We need to care for the earth so that it may continue, as God willed, to be a source of life for the entire human family add something

 

In May 2015, Pope Francis welcomed Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican add something

 

In May 2015, the pope met with Cuban leader Raúl Castro add something

 

After the meeting in Vatican City on 10 May 2015, Castro said that he is considering returning to the Roman Catholic Church add something

 

On June 6, 2015, Pope Francis visited Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina add something

 

On 18 June 2015, Pope Francis issued a papal encyclical called "Laudato si"' on climate change, care for the environment and sustainable development add something

 

When the pope visits the United States in September 2015, he plans a stop prior to it to Cuba add something

 

On 24 September 2015, Pope Francis became the first pope to address the United States Congress add something

 

On 25 September 2015, Pope Francis addressed the United Nations in New York City add something

 

Pope Francis left the United states from Philadelphia on 27 September 2015 add something

 

First performance: Capella Mariana October 4, 2015 add something

 

In November 2015, Pope Francis met with that year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates from Tunisia add something

 

In March 2015, Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) announced that the universal church would celebrate a Jubilee Year from 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016, dedicated to the theme of God's mercy add something

 

Joseph Vaz - He will be canonized on 14 January 2015 by Pope Francis in Sri Lanka


2016

During the 2016 Octave of Christian Unity, Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) "asked forgiveness for the way Catholics had treated other Christian believers over the years, and invited Catholics to pardon those who had persecuted them add something

 

On 12 February 2016, Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the largest Eastern Orthodox church, met in Havana, Cuba, issuing the Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, calling for restored Christian unity between the two churches add something

 

On March 19, 2016, Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) became the first Pope to create an Instagram account add something

 

On 16 April 2016 he visited, together with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Archbishop Ieronimos II of Athens, the Mòria camp in the greek island of Lesbos, to call the attention of the world to the refugee issue add something

 

On June 2016 he said: "Christians should apologize to gay people" add something

 

In an interview on 26 June 2016, while aboard the papal plane back to Rome from Armenia, Francis said that Christians and the Church should ask gay people an apology for how they have been badly treated in the past: "I believe that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended," he added, "but has to apologize to the poor, to exploited women, to children exploited for labor add something

 

Francis presided over the third consistory of his papacy on 19 November 2016, elevating 17 new cardinals add something


2017

On 8 January 2017 at a ceremony commemorating the Baptism of Jesus at the Sistine Chapel in which twenty-eight infants were to be baptized, Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) reiterated support for mothers to breastfeed their children in public, even in sacred places add something

 

In February 2017, posters appeared around Rome featuring a stern-looking Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) add something

 

On 9 April 2017 following the 2017 Palm Sunday church bombings at the Cathedral of St. Mark in Alexandria and Church of St. George in Tanta, killing at least 40 people and injuring dozens more, Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) said "We pray for the victims of the attack carried out today, this morning, in Cairo, in a Coptic church add something

 

In May 2017, Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Vatican where they discussed the contributions of Catholics to the United States and to the world add something

 

On May 24, 2017, Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) met with U.S. President Donald Trump in Vatican City where they discussed the contributions of Catholics to the United States and to the world add something

 

The pope shall preside over a fourth consistory for the elevation of 5 new cardinals on 28 June 2017 add something

 

Eucharist - In July 2017 Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) reiterated the position of the Church that bread to be used in the eucharist for the transsubstantiation into the Body of Christ should not be glutenfree add something

 

In speaking critically of the progress of the negotiations, in October 2017, former Hong Kong Cardinal Zen stated his belief that the Pope "does not understand the Communist Party at all" and that the Chinese Communist Party government had failed to make any concessions add something

 

Francis confirmed his predecessor John Paul I to be Venerable on 8 November 2017 add something


2018

Pope Francis has said he will visit Ireland in 2018, in what will be the first papal tour of the country since John Paul II's historic trip in 1979 add something

 

A further Apostolic Exhortation, "Gaudete et exsultate" , was published on 19 March 2018, dealing with "the call to holiness in today's world" and countering contemporary versions of the gnostic and Pelagian heresies from "earlier Christian times" add something

 

In April 2018 Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) met with Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse by Chilean priest Fernando Karadima add something

 

It premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and was released in the United States on 18 May 2018 add something

 

On 20 August 2018, Pope Francis apologized in a 2,000 word letter after the release of a grand jury report confirming that over 1,000 children were sexually abused by "predator priests" in Pennsylvania for decades, often covered up by the Church add something

 

On August 25, 2018, days after the Pope had issued an apology for abuses by clergy in the US and before his apology in Ireland, former papal nuncio Carlo Maria Viganò released an 11-page letter explaining that Pope Benedict XVI had secretly forbidden Theodore Edgar McCarrick from leaving the seminary grounds where he was residing and from celebrating Mass in public based on accusations of sexual abuse add something

 

While in Ireland on 26 August 2018, the Pope apologized for "abuses of power and conscience" committed by clergy in that country add something

 

Pope - According to a report published in German magazine Der Spiegel in September 2018, "Pope Francis promised when he took office a renewed, cosmopolitan Catholicism add something

 

On 11 October 2018, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, DC, who had been implicated in sex-abuse cover-ups by a Pennsylvania grand jury report add something

 

Francis recognized seven saints on 14 October 2018, chief among them, his predecessor Pope Paul VI and Óscar Romero add something


2019

Francis called all the presidents of the world's conferences of Catholic bishops to Rome for a meeting on clergy sexual abuse in February 2019, in the first such global summons by a pontiff add something

 

On February 3, 2019, Pope Francis was the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula on a trip trying to improve relations with Muslims and to encourage Catholic immigrants in the region add something

 

On March 9, 2019, Church President Russell M. Nelson and Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles M. Russell Ballard met with Pope Francis in a 33-minute interview at the Vatican add something

 

In June 2019, Pope Francis has declared a global climate emergency, warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be a brutal act of injustice toward the poor and future generations add something