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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Happy 5th Anniversary as Pontiff to Pope Francis - 266th Pope - his motto "Miserando atque eligendo" - Lowly but chosen
Vatican Radio report: Jorge Bergoglio became the 266th Pope on March 13, 2013. His first wor words as pontiff: “buona sera.”
His focus is on the call for mercy and pastoral outreach towards the peripheries and towards the most vulnerable are unique traits of his ministry.
Historic moments of his Pontificate include the embrace with the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba, his silent prayer in Auschwitz, the canonization of Mother Teresa, his ecumenical journey to Lund to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the publishing of his Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”, and more.