Pope Francis, formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, became the 266th Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013.
Prior to his election by the conclave, the Holy Father served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Blessed John Paul II proclaimed him a Cardinal in 2001.
Pope Francis was born in Buenos Aires on December 17, 1936, and ordained for the Jesuits in 1969. He has been a rector, confessor, spiritual director and skilled leader serving the Church in many roles.
The Papal Foundation welcomes Pope Francis and will work closely with him to address the spiritual and human needs of people around the world.
Vatican City, March 31, 2014 – The Holy See will use all of social media to engage the world in the April 27, 2014, canonization of two beloved Holy Fathers. From Google + “hangouts” to Instagram posts, dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages to YouTube videos, people of all ages, especially the young, can follow activities and learn about our two new saints.
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