Why is Pope Francis Important?

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He became Pope Francis in March 2013 when took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy. He’s the first pope from the Americas. However, this isn’t the only reason why Pope Francis is so important. Let’s learn more about him … Read more

Pope Francis Biography

Pope Francis holds a number of firsts for Catholic Church: he is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the 8th century. He is also the first Pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula. Pope Francis was born December 17, … Read more