JORGE BERGOGLIO

  • Thousands gather at St Peter's Square to hear Pope's first Angelus March 18, 2013

    Thousands of Catholics waving flags from around the world packed St Peter's Square on Sunday to hear Pope Francis deliver his inaugural Angelus. ...
  • Vatican City: Newly elected Pope Francis appears for first Angelus March 17, 2013

    Newly elected Pope Francis made an appearance for the first Angelus in St Peter's Square. The first Pope from Latin America appeared before scores of people and asked the faithful to pray for him. ...
  • New Pope urges Church to return to its Gospel roots March 15, 2013

    Vatican City: In his first public Mass, Pope Francis urged the Catholic Church on Thursday to stick to its Gospel roots and shun modern temptations, warning that it would become just another charitable group if it forgot its true mission. In a heartfelt, simple homily, the Argentinian Pope laid out a...
  • Catholics overjoyed at first Latin American Pope March 14, 2013

    Buenos Aires, Argentina: Tears and cheers erupted across Latin America on Wednesday as an Argentine cardinal became the first pope from the hemisphere, and many expressed hope that he could help bring the church closer to the poverty-wracked region that is home to more Roman Catholics than any other. Drivers honked...
  • Full text: First speech of Pope Francis to the world March 14, 2013

    Vatican City: The following is the Vatican's official English translation of Pope Francis's speech "Urbi et Orbi" delivered in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday night. Brothers and sisters, good evening! You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems...
  • Pope Francis: Simple image, complex past March 14, 2013

    Vatican City: On the streets in Buenos Aires, the stories about the cardinal who would become the first pope from the Americas often include a very ordinary backdrop: The city bus during rush hour. Tales are traded about chatting with Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio as he squeezed in with others for...