- Jul 9, 2020
In just five years as leader of the universal church, Pope Francis has made 22 international trips, traveling 154,906 miles — the equivalent of six times around the world.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay, Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro – the Apostolic Nuncio to India – and 33 bishops from all over India celebrated Mass to mark the 5th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.
A native-Spanish speaker who grew up with Italian-speaking relatives in Argentina, Pope Francis has a striking way with words.
As Pope Francis approaches his 5th anniversary, is he facing his own version of the second-term curse which often afflicts U.S. Presidents?
Next March will mark the five-year anniversary of Francis’s papacy, and one interesting question is whether the broad media love affair with Francis will still be in place when that moment comes. John Allen says “probably yes,” because by now the positive narrative surrounding Francis has become so entrenched as to be basically impervious to reconsideration.