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Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Pope Francis

Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has inspired the world and challenged the Church with his humble ways and powerful words. These dialogues focus on Pope Francis’ mission and message, his impacts and challenges, and responses to his leadership.


Audience member asks a question to The Francis Factor Today panel in Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University

The Francis Factor Today

More than six years ago, Jorgé Mario Bergoglio was elected the first Jesuit and Latin American pope. In choosing the name Francis, he signaled his priorities: “a poor Church for the poor,” peace, and care for God’s creation. Through his humble ways and powerful words, Pope Francis has challenged the…


Nationalism, Post-liberalism, and Pope Francis (Video)

November 20, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

The Francis Factor at Five Years: Reflection and Dialogue (Video)

February 13, 2018

Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes

A Jesuit Pope Named Francis (Video)

April 5, 2017

Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes