Vatican News


Pope Francis is the latest successor to the Chair of St. Peter in the Catholic Church. The Holy Father is active in many media venues. Here are links to just a few of them so you can choose how to stay in touch with him:



Did you know? Here are some key facts about our new Pope:

He is the first Pope:

  • From the Americas
  • From the Jesuit Order
  • To take the name Francis

He is known to:

  • Take the bus and subway
  • Cook his own meals
  • Have a strong devotion to Mary
  • Visit the poor
  • Be very spiritual
  • Have a low-key style
  • Love soccer and tangos

He speaks five languages:

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • German