“Brothers and sisters, good evening! You know that it was the duty of the conclave to give Rome a bishop. It seems that my brother cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one… but here we are… I thank you for your welcome. The diocesan community of Rome now has its bishop. Thank you!” With these words on March 13, 2013, at 8:22 p.m., Pope Francis introduced himself to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square and to the people all around the world following the live broadcast.
In this volume we gather some articles that have appeared in the English edition of La Civiltà Cattolica. They offer a portrait of the pontificate. Obviously, these pages are not exhaustive – nor do they intend to be so – but they certainly do touch on some of the key points for understanding the figure and work of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
The Pontificate is the third in our ‘Perspectives’ series, thematic collections of articles, both already published and specially commissioned for each book.
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