By Cristina Arreola | 01/29/2014 - 11:36
Since the beginning of his reign, Pope Francis has delighted and surprised the Catholic Church (and the world!) with his unique, unconventional approach to the papacy.
Pope Francis, or Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was born on Dec. 17th, 1936 in a barrio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was one of five children born to an Italian immigrant and his wife. Despite his humble background, Bergoglio rose the ranks of the church, ultimately becoming the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church earlier this year.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/10/2013 - 10:26
It turns out Pope Francis didn’t really want his position.
According to MSN Now, the first Latin American pontiff in history said he “didn’t want to be pope.”
The 76-year-old made the remark during a chat with children from Jesuit schools across Italy and Albania.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/20/2013 - 11:09
As the first Latin American pontiff in history, Pope Francis became an instant favorite among most Latino communities. Since taking power, Jorge Bergoglio has made it clear that spreading the word of God throughout Latin America is part of his agenda. Within a week of getting sworn in, Pope Francis has already met with Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who he previously clashed with in regards to gay marriage and abortion.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/19/2013 - 14:17
By Sugey Palomares | 03/14/2013 - 13:10
While the world has the opportunity to celebrate history in the making, as the first Latin becomes the new pontiff, we must also wonder what Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio really stands for and whether his beliefs align with the modern Latino in the U.S. There’s no denying that he has his work cut out for him.
By Samantha Leal | 03/14/2013 - 11:46
History was made as the new pope was named – and he is Latino! Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, 76, became the new pope who will lead 1.2 billion Catholics. Pope Francis (as he’s now named) is the first Latin American to be named as such. But what do you really know about him? Here are ten things you definitely need to know.
By Franziska Castillo | 03/14/2013 - 11:20
More Latinos than ever are leaving the Catholic Church for other religions and spiritual practices—whether it be Pentecostalism, Islam or no spiritual practice at all. What the way we worship says about us as a changing community.
By Amaris Castillo | 03/13/2013 - 15:53
There’s a new pope at the Vatican – and he’s Latino!
The world stood still today as we waited for the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church to emerge from the balcony at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City. When he did, the man in the white robes was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, former Archbishop of his native Buenos Aires.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/12/2013 - 11:55
One hundred and fifteen cardinals donning red hats and capes prayed for the higher power to help them select their next leader today during the papal conclave at the St. Peter's Basilica church in Rome, Italy. Since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down last month, due to his age and weakened health, an estimated 1.2 billion Catholics anxiously wait as the “princes of the Church” begin the balloting process.
By Samantha Leal | 10/22/2012 - 09:59
Pope Benedict XVI named seven new saints on Sunday, looking to reinvigorate the faith in parts of the world where the religion is lagging, reports Fox News Latino. In his homily, Pope Benedict praised each of the seven as heroic and courageous examples for the entire church.