28 March 2013

Poli named Buenos Aires Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Mario Aurelio Poli was named Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The archdiocese had been vacant since then-Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J. was elected Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome.

Archbishop-designate Poli had been serving as Bishop of Santa Rosa.

25 March 2013

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Ouellet

Today Pope Francis had an audience with Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

This may be an indication that the normal process of selecting bishops around the world is beginning to resume.

However, I note that Pope Francis has been meeting with many of the leaders of various curial diacastries in the last week - so this could also just be a general meeting where the Pope is expressing what he needs from this office and the Prefect can explain what is currently in the works.

A clearer sign of the resumption will be the return of the weekly or fortnightly audiences.

16 March 2013

Curia Restoration

The Holy Father announced his wish that all of the heads of the curia offices suspended by Sede Vacante should continue, temporarily, in their respective positions donec aliter provideatur (until otherwise provided).

See a Structured View of the curial offices.

13 March 2013

Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J.) Biography

Pope Francis

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J.

Pope (Roma {Rome})


17 Dec 193676.2BornBuenos Aires
13 Dec 196933.0Ordained PriestPriest of Society of Jesus
20 May 199255.4AppointedAuxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
20 May 199255.4AppointedTitular Bishop of Auca
27 Jun 199255.5Ordained BishopTitular Bishop of Auca
3 Jun 199760.5AppointedCoadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
28 Feb 199861.2SucceededArchbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
6 Nov 199861.9AppointedBishop of Argentina, Faithful of the Eastern Rites
21 Feb 200164.2Elevated to Cardinal
21 Feb 200164.2AppointedCardinal-Priest of San Roberto Bellarmino
13 Mar 201376.2ElectedPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
19 Mar 201376.3InstalledPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)

Please contact the Pope through the Diocese of Roma {Rome}.

  • a priest for 43.25 years
  • a bishop for 20.71 years
  • a cardinal for 12.1 years (Elected Pope)
  • a pope for 0.00 years
Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession:

Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J.)

Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J.) was elected by the Conclave of 2013.

He had been serving as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

08 March 2013

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