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Vaikka paavin maallinen valta on nykyään vähäistä, hän on silti hengellisen johtajuuden lisäksi merkittävä moraalinen johtaja katolisessa kirkossa, ja hänen mielipiteensä huomioidaan. Häntä pidetään apostoli Pietarin seuraajana, mikä antaa hänelle katolisessa kirkossa erikoisoikeuksia, joita perustellaan sekä Raamatulla että kirkon perimätiedolla. Paavi asuu Vatikaanissa Pietarinkirkon viereisessä Apostolisessa palatsissa, mutta matkustaa paljon.

Pope dons fireman's helmet after struggling with strong winds

After speaking to the crowd despite the strong winds (right) Pope Francis met with members of the public. He also posed with members of the Vatican fire department (left).


'Culture of comfort' to blame for intentionally childless marriages, Pope Francis says - The Arlington Catholic Herald

"I appeal forcefully to all those who sow violence and death by force of arms: in the person you today see simply as an enemy to be beaten, discover rather your brother or sister, and hold back your hand! Give up the way of arms and go out to meet the other in dialogue, pardon and reconciliation, in order to rebuild justice, trust, and hope around you!"   - Pope Francis, Message for World Peace Day, 1 January 2014

Symbol: Holy Spirit is definitely the symbol of the Holy Orders because Holy Spirit is same as God. Pope Francis is with Holy Spirit in this picture and this absolutely symbolize that the Pope is with God and blessed by God.


A good start, Pope Francis, but you forgot to appoint women to your reform commission. and then there's that old issue of homophobia. It's time for inclusive policy to bring about substantive change.

Le jour de sa première Communion (à gauche) en compagnie de son frère Oscar en 1942.

This undated handout reproduction photo made available by Maria Elena Bergoglio, shows Jorge Mario Bergoglio, left, and his brother Oscar, p. Pope Francis as a child

omnes iure?: Lusso e sfarzo, virtù Cardinalizie

The photograph taken in Argentina in 2007 shows two cardinals, Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Tarcis.


Absolutely Precious -=- The Perfect Sentiment from Our Most Lovable Reigning Pope Francis !