Jorge Mario Bergoglio - updates

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Will Pope's visit boost Tagle’s chances as first Asian pontiff?

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:59 PM

To some the papal visit provides a preview of the Catholic Church s future

New Year's resolutions: The Pope Francis list

Dec 31, 2014 - 9:40 AM

Pope Francis gives us practical advice – from gossip to purchases to marriage

'GOOD EXAMPLE.' Pope Francis personally pays the bill for his lodging even after his election as pontiff. Photo from AFP/Osservatore Romano

Francis of the media and the millennials

Dec 26, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The Pope Francis of the media is the one ready to disturb tradition and innovate without however unsettling the existing social order

HANDSHAKE. Pope Francis reaches out to shake the hand of a young child on his arrival in St. Peter's Square on October 15, 2014 for the weekly Wednesday General Audience. Photo by Claudio Peri/EPA

#ReliefPH: Pope Francis on disaster, charity

Dec 09, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Pope Francis hits activities that merely allow one to feel good about oneself and pushes for Christian charity

Game changers’ jeopardy

Nov 01, 2014 - 2:21 PM

All those with a mission to reform should be inspired by the Holy Father who remains serene secure and impregnable in the face of adversity

Pope Francis is gay magazine's Person of the Year

Dec 19, 2013 - 10:19 AM

The Advocate a US based magazine for LGBTs says Francis triggered a change in rhetoric on LGBTs

Pope to return 'Vatican-centric' Church to people

Oct 01, 2013 - 11:34 PM

The Pope vows a Church that is not just top down but also horizontal

Pope biopic in the works

Sep 03, 2013 - 1:13 PM

Film to star Pope Francis compatriot Rodrigo de la Serna actor with devilish charm

HUMBLE PERSONAL STYLE. Pope Francis holds a presscon on the flight back to Italy from Brazil. EPA/Luca Zennaro/Pool

PH reiterates invitation for Pope Francis to visit

May 10, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Del Rosario reiterates President Aquino s invitation to Pope Francis to visit the Philippines in 2016

PAPAL VISIT? Will Pope Francis visit the Philippines? That depends on how he responds to the Philippines' invitations. Photo from AFP

Papal ritual raises hope for better ties with Islam

Mar 30, 2013 - 11:16 AM

The inclusion of two Muslims in a foot washing ceremony by Pope Francis could change perceptions of the Vatican in the Muslim world

World leaders head to Rome for pope's inaugural mass

Mar 18, 2013 - 12:48 PM

An event that poses an inevitable protocol headache for the Vatican will also be a first test of the former Buenos Aires archbishop s ability to navigate choppy diplomatic waters

This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office on March 13, 2013 shows Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I, appearing at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO/OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Argentine grandmothers attack Pope over 'Dirty War' era

Mar 16, 2013 - 1:13 PM

An Argentine human rights group accuses Pope Francis of failing to speak out against the country s former military rulers

CHALLENGES AHEAD. Pope Francis holds a mass in this file photo

Choice of Pope Francis boosts Tagle's future chances

Mar 15, 2013 - 10:16 AM

If Tagle is able to create a stir among his peers in the next few years his being pope is not far fetched

CBCP hopes for 'green' papal agenda

Mar 14, 2013 - 10:58 PM

The CBCP president looks forward to pastoral letters or encyclicals on the environment from the Pope

CHALLENGE. The Catholic Church's new pope

Pope Francis and Argentina's dirty war

Mar 14, 2013 - 10:41 PM

Pope Francis alleged involvement in Argentina s Dirty War casts a shadow over his appointment as pontiff

CONTROVERSIAL POPE. Photo from Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's fan site on Facebook

Rappler Newscast | March 14, 2013

Mar 14, 2013 - 9:34 PM

Argentine cardinal Bergoglio is the first Jesuit Latin American pope in history A Jesuit in the Philippines says he was incredulous to hear one of their own is now pope

New pope shuns 'Vatican One' limo

Mar 14, 2013 - 9:07 PM

Instead of taking the Vatican One Pope Francis preferred to take the minibus with other cardinals

Searches for 'Bergoglio' online to rise?

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:45 PM

Trends for Google searches indicating rise in queries for papal candidates and winners

SEARCHING FOR BERGOGLIO. Search trends indicate a potential growth in people curious about the Catholic Church and its new Pope. Photo from from Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's fan site on Facebook.

It's Pope Francis, not Francis I

Mar 14, 2013 - 8:18 AM

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio chose to be called Franciscum not Franciscum Primum

POPE FRANCIS. Photo from Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's fan site on Facebook

In Argentina, elated faithful celebrate local pope

Mar 14, 2013 - 7:34 AM

UPDATE Elated and proud Argentines massed at the Buenos Aires cathedral Wednesday March 13 to celebrate the election of the former cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis

Argentine faithful celebrate at the cathedral in Buenos Aires on March 13, 2013, after knowing that Argentina's cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope, to replace the frail Benedict XVI as leader of the world's 1.2 billon Catholics. AFP PHOTO / NA - MARIANO SANCHEZ

Papal names: A symbolic choice for new pope

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:34 AM

Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first ever pope from the Americas in the history of the Church taking the papal name of Francis I