Pope Francis 10th Anniversary

White smoke! Habemus Papam! On March 13, 2013, history was made. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. #TenYearsPopeFrancis

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Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 5, 2016.

A timeline of Pope Francis’ 10 years as pope

Mar 13, 2023

By Tyler Arnold, Tina Dennelly

Pope Francis is the 265th successor of St. Peter. Here is a timeline of key events during his papacy. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from the popemobile in St. Peter’s Square on March 8, 2023.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass, records ‘popecast’ for 10th anniversary

Mar 13, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Francis marked his 10th anniversary as pope Monday with a private Mass with cardinals and an appearance on what Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Feb. 15, 2023.

‘Not an easy job’: Pope Francis asks for prayers on 10th anniversary as pope

Mar 12, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Being the pope is not an easy job. Nobody has studied before doing this,” Pope Francis said in his latest... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Havana, Cuba. on Feb. 12, 2016.

Pope Francis as diplomat: the principles that have guided his 10-year-old pontificate

Mar 12, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Holy Father’s approach to diplomacy is laid out in “The Joy of the Gospel.” Read more

Pope Francis greets World Youth Day pilgrims in Panama.

PHOTOS: A look back at 10 years of Pope Francis’ participation in World Youth Days

Mar 11, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

In the 10 years of his papacy, the Holy Father has exhorted young people at World Youth Days to answer... Read more