Back To Mobile Site

The unconventional Pope Francis

Published On: Jul 29 2013 11:20:49 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2013 11:31:03 AM CDT

Pope Francis is breaking with tradition and changing the tone of the papacy, both to the delight and chagrin of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis - Basilica
3 / 14
Reuters

Pope Francis also broke historic ground with his name choice, which is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, a saint who championed the poor. It's the first time Francis has been used as a pope name.

Upload Photos / Videos