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Pope Francis, A Life of Humble Service

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.

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Christians in the Middle East: The Church Cannot Remain Silent

October 8, 2014 – Last week Pope Francis convened Catholic leaders from across the Middle East for three days of discussion, reflection and prayer. Each leader is facing crises in their home countries ranging from refugee resettlement to ongoing sectarian conflict to brutal human rights violations.
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