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.
Pope Francis 10 Years
On practically every issue of modern importance — from personal conversion to nationalist populism to the fragility of democracy, the abuse crisis, and the marginalized — Pope Francis has had something to say during his 10 years in office.
In anticipation of the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ election on March 13, The Tablet is taking a look back at the first 10 years of the Holy Father’s papacy.
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.
Pontiff Continues Challenging Catholics to Live Out Gospel
In the days leading up to the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate on March 13, many people have been talking about the pope’s impact and his continued message.
Schools, Programs Named After Pope Francis Aim to Reflect His Mission
When Pope Francis became pope 10 years ago on March 13, the name he chose drew widespread attention.
Pope’s Anniversary Sees Curia Reform Complete, Financial Reform Ongoing
From the beginning of his pontificate 10 years ago, Pope Francis set out to reform the structure and attitudes of the Roman Curia and knew he also had to reform the Vatican’s financial system and stewardship of resources.
10 Years As Pope: Pushing The Church To Bring The Gospel To The World
For a decade, even when discussing the internal workings of the Vatican, Pope Francis has insisted the church is not the church of Christ if it does not reach out, sharing the “joy of the Gospel” and placing the poor at the center of its attention.
Pope From ‘Ends of the Earth’ Brings New Style to Rome
Right from the start, upon his election, Pope Francis presented a whole new style of being pontiff.
Pope Penned Major Documents On Reform, Evangelization, Caring For Creation
In documents issued his first 10 years in office, Pope Francis covered topics as diverse as strengthening one’s faith, evangelization, caring for creation, accompanying families and young people, and respecting indigenous peoples.
Pope Francis has Brought ‘New Life, Fresh Air’ to Muslim-Catholic Relations, Say Experts
Over his decade-long papacy, Pope Francis has reinvigorated Catholic-Muslim relations through authentic friendships and a focus on shared concerns, two interfaith experts told said.
Praise, Protest for Pope Francis’ Outreach to LGBTQ Persons
Pope Francis has evoked both praise and protest for his outreach to LGBTQ persons during his decade-long papacy, as he has offered warmth and welcome while upholding the Catholic Church’s teaching on human sexuality.