BIOGRAFIA DEL SANTO PADRE FRANCESCO

Il primo Papa giunto dalle Americhe è il gesuita argentino Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76 anni, arcivescovo di Buenos Aires dal 1998. È una figura di spicco dell'intero continente e un pastore semplice e molto amato nella sua diocesi, che ha girato in lungo e in largo, anche in metropolitana e con gli autobus.

Η Α.Θ.ΠΑΝΑΓΙΟΤΗΣ Ο ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΣ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΗΣ κ.κ. ΒΑΡΘΟΛΟΜΑΙΟΣ

His All Holiness, BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch is the 270th successor of the 2,000 year-old local Christian Church founded by St. Andrew the Apostle. As a citizen of Turkey, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's personal experience provides him a unique perspective on the continuing dialogue among the Christian, Islamic and Jewish worlds. He works to advance reconciliation among Catholic, Muslim and Orthodox communities, such as in former Yugoslavia, and is supportive of peace building measures to diffuse global conflict in the region.