JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO

  • Pope urges dialogue with Islam, more help for the poor March 23, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis urged the West on Friday to intensify dialogue with Islam and appealed to the world to do more to combat poverty and protect the environment. Speaking in Italian, the new pontiff said richer countries should fight what he called "the spiritual poverty of our times" by reforging...
  • Over one million people expected for Francis's inauguration mass March 16, 2013

    Rome: Over a million people are expected in Rome for the enthronement of Pope Francis next week, the Italian capital's top government representative said. "We are taking measures to accommodate over a million people next Tuesday (March 19) for Pope Francis's enthronement," said Giuseppe Pecoraro, the prefect of Rome. March 19 is...
  • UN Secretary General congratulates new Pope March 14, 2013

    Washington: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joined the world leaders to congratulate Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, who has been chosen as the new Pope to head the Catholic Church. Bergoglio, who will be known as Pope Francis, was chosen on Wednesday as the first ever Pope from the...