Pope Francis's papacy has drawn tremendous global attention and interest. His historic interview in America Magazine, daily tweets, and YouTube videos have captured the hearts and imaginations of millions. See below for some of his reflections and thoughts from Jesuit, James Martin, S.J. on the Pope's first year.
If you are interested in reading Pope Francis' interview in America magazine, please follow this link.
If you are interested in reading Pope Francis' letter, "The Joy of the Gospel" please follow this link.
Pope Francis' reflection on Lent:
"There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter. I realize of course that joy is not expressed the same way at all times in life, especially at moments of great difficulty. Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved."
-Pope Francis, Apostalic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, November, 2013
Click here to read the 2015 and 2014 "Lenten Message"from Pope Francis
Listen to James Martin, S.J, Editor at Large of America magazine, celebrating the first anniversary of Pope Francis' election in his reflection, "Pope Francis: Still a Jesuit"