Pope Francis: The Greatest Modern Pope?

By on January 11, 2015


On March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis — the first pope with this regnal name, taken in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

In the short time he has reigned since his successor Benedict XVI resigned, His Holiness Pope Francis has achieved a number of other firsts for a pope, as well as stirred up questions as to whether he’ll be a traditional leader of the Catholic Church or a reformist.

On the hand, Pope Francis has been towing the traditional line of the Vatican, and on the other he seems more affable than his recent predecessors and has been shaking up the Curia with his appointments.

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Source: Theology Degrees