Argentina Celebrates 10 Years of the First Latin American Pontiff

Argentine Catholics marked the 10 years of Pope Francis’ election by celebrating Mass March 12, giving thanks for the papacy of the prelate they previously knew as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires whose pastoral work put a priority on the poor and those on the peripheries.

A Timeline of the First 10 Years of Pope Francis’ Papacy

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is elected pope on the second day of the conclave, becoming the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European elected in almost 1,300 years.