March 2013

His Holiness, Francis: A Pope for our times


HIS HOLINESS, Pope Francis, is a pontiff of many firsts. He’s the first pope from the Americas, where the Church remains a spiritual stronghold. He’s the first pope from the great but controversial Jesuit order. He’s the first to take the name Francis, after St. Francis, the humble friar from Assisi who shunned the riches of the world and founded the Order of Friars Minor.