Pope Francis has denied that when he was a cardinal he harboured ambitions to lead the Catholic Church.
The sister of Jorge Mario Bergoglio has revealed that in the past, she had prayed that the cardinals wouldn`t pick her brother to be the new Pope.
An Indian delegation led by Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on Monday left for the Vatican from Delhi to take part in the installation of Pope Francis as the 266th Pontiff of Catholic church.
Amalia Damonte, the Argentine woman who grew up as neighbour of Pope Francis, says she was very briefly the object of his affections when they were both 12.
Pope Francis I’s is of Italian origin but belongs to Argentina.
Special prayers were held during regular mass in Goa churches on Thursday after Pope Francis was elected to lead the world`s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.
The Vatican authorities have send out the first tweet from the official account for Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who would be formally known as Pope Francis.
In a surprise development, the College of Cardinals on Wednesday elected a new Pope from Argentina.
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