Our Holy Father, Pope Francis

266th Pope of the Catholic Church

Holy Father's Prayer Intentions

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Buenos Aires, Argentina was elected the 266th pope of the Catholic Church on March 13, 2013. He took the name Pope Francis. While addressing the people in St. Peter's Square after his election, he said:

"And now let us begin this journey, the bishop and the people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood."

Follow Pope Francis

The following links are the official sources for the Vatican and Pope Francis on the Internet.

Vatican.va — the official website of the Holy See and is where you can find the full text of all speeches, homilies and apostolic documents by the pope

Holy See Press Office — publishes the official news of the activities of the Holy Father and of the various departments of the Holy See

Vatican News —  is the new information system of the Holy See

L'Osservatore Romano — the official newspaper of Vatican City

Vatican Radio — the official radio and video news site for the Vatican

Facebook — Vatican News is the official Facebook page representing Pope Francis and the Vatican

Instagram — Download the app for the Holy Father's official account.

Twitter — @Pontifex is the official Twitter profile of the Holy Father

YouTube — Get your information about Pope Francis’ main activities and important Vatican events from the Vatican News Channel.

The Pope App — the official app for smartphones dedicated to the Pope (Copyright News.va)

Holy Father's Prayer Intentions — Pope Francis communicates his monthly prayer intentions on video asking for prayers and action on various challenges facing the world today.

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These are also good sources for accurate information about the Vatican, Holy Father and Catholic Church.

USCCB — Official website for Catholic bishops of the United States and U.S. Virgin Islands. Also available on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Catholic News Service — Official news agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Also available on FacebookTwitterYouTube and the Catholic News Service Blog.

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor — Bishop Taylor posts his homilies and statements on this Facebook page.

Diocese of Little Rock — Official website for the Diocese of Little Rock, which encompasses all of Arkansas. Also available on Facebook and YouTube

Arkansas Catholic — Official newspaper for the Diocese of Little Rock, which encompasses all of Arkansas. Also available on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.