Pope Francis is the 266th person to hold the position of Bishop of Rome. Francis was chosen to succeed Benedict XVI as Pope on March 13, 2013, two weeks after Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the position. Poverty, charity, and joy are some of the defining characteristics of Pope Francis’ pontificate thus far. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is better known by his papal name, Francis.
The origin of the term ″synod″ may be traced back to the Greek word synodos, which means ″an assembly.″ In the Catholic Church, synods typically consist of a gathering of bishops. These bishops convene in order to provide assistance to the Holy Father in addressing the requirements of the Church. In the Christian church, a […]
The Latin Vulgate Bible is the only version of the Bible that a Catholic is expected to correctly utilize. That book is recognized as the canonical version of the Bible by the Catholic Church. That is the one that is utilized in the masses presided over by the Pope. The first new Catholic Bible to […]