Pope Francis

Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on 13 March. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III in 741. View more

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12/12/2016

Christmas reminds us that Jesus was a migrant like today’s refugees, says Pop...

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09/28/2015

Diocese of Shreveport

Bishop Duca and The Catholic Connection are tweeting about Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.! Here are some of the photos Bishop Duca has been sharin...
11/24/2015

Pope Francis Prays For Africa Trip

Please pray for Pope Francis upcoming trip to Africa. He will visit Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic; all countries which have a sub...
11/17/2016

Pope Francis: The Story of the Holy Father

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10/29/2015

Bishop Barron on Pope Francis and Mercy

Bishop Robert Barron of L.A. offers this reflection on Pope Francis' recent visit to the United States and his focus on Mercy.
02/28/2017

Executive Orders Relating to Immigrants and Refugees

America is a nation of immigrants who have contributed much to our country and to the Catholic Church in the United States.
11/24/2015

Kenya awaits Pope Francis

Pope Francis is scheduled to undertake a three-nation Apostolic Visit to Africa this week. He leaves the Vatican on the morning of Wednesday, 25 No...
09/28/2015

Diocese of Shreveport

Check it out! Bishop Duca greets Pope Francis.
09/18/2015

Saint Matthew's Cathedral - Washington D.C.

The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington D.C., most commonly known as St. Matthew's Cathedral, is the seat of the Archbishop (current...
09/21/2015

Pope Francis To Professors

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09/17/2015

Pope Francis in his Popemobile

This was taken in Quito, Ecuador in July. The Vatican confirms he'll be using a similar vehicle during his U.S. visit.
03/08/2017

In blunt talk at the Vatican, Sister Simone Campbell blasts ‘male power’

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03/06/2017

Crossing the Faith Divide, With Technology

The time is right for thinking differently about how and where people find meaning in their lives--and how to use technology to form better bonds w...

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