New Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Of Buenos Aires

The Catholic cardinals picked a new pope among themselves on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The new pope,Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, will be called Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

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New Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio' s First Pray 13.03.2013

White Smoke Rises Over Vatican, the Catholic Church has made history. The New Pope is the first non-European leader of the church in more than 1,000 years.

Who is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope.

What you need to know about the Society of Jesus.

Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish knight from a local noble family founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. Ignatius was a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation. One of their key characteristics is absolute obedience to the Pope.

Ignatius underwent a spiritual conversion after being wounded in the Battle of Pamplona in 1521

Between 1524 and 1537, Ignatius pursued his studies in theology and Latin in Spain and then in Paris.

In 1534, he came to Paris during a period of anti-Protestant turmoil which forced John Calvin to flee France.

Something that was noticed with Pope Francis, Ignatius and a few followers bound themselves by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

In 1539, the Society of Jesus was created. It was approved in 1540 by Pope Paul III, as well as his Spiritual Exercises approved in 1548.

Conclave chooses new Catholic pope

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Pope Francis. new pope elected as the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Francis. The new Pope has been chosen after the second day of secret deliberations. Thousands of people gathered at St Peter's Square. Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Of Buenos Aires has a reputation for being a humble man.

New Pope Elected as White Smoke Rises Over Vatican

He was born to Italian immigrant parents and was raised in the Argentine capital.

Pope Francis is known as a humble man who led an austere life in Buenos Aires. He was born to Italian immigrant parents and was raised in the Argentine capital. Pope Francis is the first pope not born in Europe since Columbus alighted in the New World. In choosing him, the cardinals sent a powerful message that the future of the Church lies in the Global South, home to the bulk of the world's Catholics.

Cardinals Enter Sistine Chapel to Elect Pope

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