The Ministry of Pope Francis

On the second anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, America presents a collection of articles, videos and podcasts highlighting significant moments of Francis' ministry.



“A Big Heart Open to God: The Exclusive Interview with Pope Francis” (with subsequent commentary) 


Reporting from Vatican correspondent Gerard O'Connell. Read his columns for the print magazine, and his commentary for our Dispatches blog.


Conclave 2013 – Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., America

The Installation of Pope Francis, Catholic News Services

Highlights of the Year of Two Popes, Catholic News Services

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: Pope Francis, Catholic News Service

Missionary Pope: Francis in Brazil, Catholic News Service


Life and Revolution: A Close Look at Pope Francis, interview with papal biographer Elisabetta Pique 

Reformer and Radical: A Life of Pope Francis, interview with papal biographer Austen Ivereigh

Lead Like Francis, December 9-16, 2013, Interview with Chris Lowney


Rediscovering Jesus with Pope Francis, Timothy Schilling

"A Pope for the Americas," Tim Padgett

"Open To All: The emerging ecclesiology of Pope Francis," March 17, 2014, Katarina M. Schuth

"'Heal The Wounds': Best practices for the church as field hospital," March 17, 2014, Joseph G. Kelly

"See The Person: Understanding Pope Francis' statements on homosexuality," March 10, 2014, John P. Langan, S.J.

The Pope and the Academy,” March 3, 2014, James Keane

Pope Francis: Teaching to be “Great Souled,”” January 28, 2014, Matt Emerson

"The Self-Scrutiny of Pope Francis," January 15, 2014, Matt Emerson

Pope Francis in the Sacristy," January 3, 2014, Michael Rogers, S.J.

Francis on the ‘Light of Faith,’” by America’s Contributors

A New Vision for the Church,” November 26, 2013, James Martin, S.J.

A Vatican II Pope,” John W. O’Malley

Readings: The Real Bergoglio,” August 27, 2013, Raymond A. Schroth, S.J.

What do the Pope’s Remarks on Gays Mean?” July 30, 2013, Kevin Clarke

100 Days of Francis,” June 17, 2013, John Carr

"Building Bridges," April 1, 2013 by Miguel Diaz

Father General on His visit with the Pope,” March 19, 2013 by James Martin, S.J.

A Punch List,” March 18, 2013 by Patrick Ryan, S.J., Stephen Bullivant, Gemma Simmonds, and Katarina M. Schuth


"A Jesuit Pope: Francis," Catholic News Services

"Pope: Cardinals are not Courtiers," February 23, 2014,  Catholic News Service

"Pope Francis Begins Discussion of Families," February 20, 2014,  Catholic News Service

"Rodriguez: 'New Era' Under Pope Francis," February 10, 2014, Catholic News Service

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