The Pope

The Roman Pontiff, as the successor of Peter, is the perpetual and visible principle and foundation of unity of both the bishops and of the faithful - Lumen Gentium, 23.

Pope Francis was elected Bishop of Rome on 13 March 2013 and is the 266th Pope.

Papal Transition

On Wednesday, 13 March 2013, it was announced to the world that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., had been elected Pope Francis.

Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love

Amoris Laetitia, 'The Joy of Love', is the 2016 post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “on Love in the Family”.

Pope Francis' Biography

A biography of the 266th Pope and leader of the Catholic Church - Pope Francis.

Pope Francis releases Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation 'Evangelii Gaudium', the Joy of the Gospel, has been officially presented to the public at a press conference in Rome.

Encyclical: Lumen Fidei - 'Light of Faith'

The Holy Father Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter has been released called Lumen Fidei, or 'Light of Faith.