The Papal Succession
Thu March 14, 2013
The Life And Career Of Pope Francis
Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 8:34 am
Newly minted Pope Francis, as archbishop of Buenos Aires, was known for his humility, for standing with the poor, and for his staunch conservatism on church teachings. With no experience in Vatican administration, the strength of this first Jesuit pope is thought to be his intellectual vigor and his pastoral skills.