Catholic Courier

One year with Pope Francis

March 13, 2014
For Pope Francis, a year of reform and evangelization
For Pope Francis, a year filled with reform and evangelization

CNS photo by Paul Haring

Pope Francis has spent the first year of his pontificate pursuing two ambitious projects: revitalizing the church's efforts at evangelization and reforming the church's central administration.

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March 10, 2014
Lessons in style: Pope's gestures, choices are teaching moments
Lessons in style: Pope's gestures, choices are teaching moments

From the moment Pope Francis, dressed simply in a white cassock, stepped out on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica for the first time and bowed, he signaled his pontificate would bring some style differences to the papacy.

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March 10, 2014
Top 10 Pope Francis quotes
Top 10 Pope Francis quotes

In his formal documents, many speeches and unscripted morning homilies the past year, Pope Francis has given the church a bounty of memorable sound bites. Here's a look at what could be the top 10 most quotable quotes.

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March 10, 2014
Pope Francis' appeal not measurable yet in church attendance
Pope Francis' appeal not measurable yet in church attendance

Pope Francis' popularity began immediately after his March 13, 2013, election when he walked onto the balcony and humbly greeted the crowd in St. Peter's Square. However, it may still be too early to see if this popularity translates to increased Mass attendance.

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March 10, 2014
Top 10 little known facts about Pope Francis
Top 10 little known facts about Pope Francis

Just one year since his March 13, 2013, election, there are still many things most people do not know about Pope Francis. Here is a list of 10 things people should know about the Holy Father.

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March 10, 2014
In Argentina, pope's impact has moved beyond spiritual realm
In Argentina, pope's impact has moved beyond spiritual realm

Argentines have embraced the election of Pope Francis -- to the point that parents began naming babies "Francisco" in large numbers, priests report increased parish attendance and the previously antagonistic president and her supporters act as if he were an ally.

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March 10, 2014
Argentine rabbis say their friend, the pope, has stayed true to ideals
Argentine rabbis say their friend, the pope, has stayed true to ideals

Argentina's Jewish leaders said they were not surprised that, in the first year of his papacy, Pope Francis has remained true to himself and his ideals of social consciousness, humility, coexistence and tolerance.

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