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PROFILE OF POPE FRANCIS

Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio[a] on 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is both head of the Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State.

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was ordained as a priest in 1969. He served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina from 1973 to 1979. In 1998 he became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and in 2001 a cardinal.

Following the resignation of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, on 28 February 2013, the conclave elected Bergoglio, who chose the papal name Franciscus in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first Pope to come from the Americas, to come from the Southern Hemisphere and the first Jesuit to be Pope. Francis is the first non-European pope in 1,272 years, since the Syrian, St. Gregory III. He is also the first pope to be a member of a Catholic religious order since Pope Gregory XVI, who died in 1846.

 
 

JOURNEYING TOWARDS PEACEFUL AND CREDIBLE ELECTIONS :: A Pastoral Letter on the Elections in March 2018



Bishop John O’Riordan Passes On

New Rector for St. Paul’s Major Seminary

Healing the Memories of Pain and Division – The Confraternity of Priests in Sierra Leone Move Towards Peace and Reconciliation

Inter Territorial Bishops Conference of The Gambia and Sierra Leone (ITCABIC) hosts biennial meeting of National Directors of Pontifical Mission Societies in English Speaking Africa (NDESA)

APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE AND THE GAMBIA ARRIVES IN MONROVIA

ITCABIC MOURNS WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LIBERIA

ARCHDIOCESE OF FREETOWN MOURNS THE LOSS OF REV. FR. (CAPTAIN) THEOPHILUS YIMORE

Homily preached at the National Celebration of the Year of Faith

NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH – MAY 2013

SIERRA LEONE BISHOPS AT THE CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS ROAD MAPPING WORKSHOP

Catholic Diocese of Bo hosts the Inter Territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of The Gambia and Sierra Leone Plenary Meeting 2013

Three Deacons ordained Priests for the Archdiocese of Freetown

Diaconate Ordination at St. Paul’s Major Seminary, Regent, Freetown


THE SIERRA LEONE CATHOLIC MAGAZINE (Updated!)
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