Meet Pope Francis (for kids and their parents)

Parents: I have written a short biography of Pope Francis for children. Find definitions of vocabulary words, links, downloads, and other teaching ideas at the end of this post. 

"Habemus Papam!" the protodeacon announced to the waiting crowd in St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2013. "We have a pope! The most eminent and most reverend Lord, Lord Jorge Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church Bergoglio, Who takes for himself the name of Francis."

The people cheered when they heard the new pope would be Pope Francis. But they also asked themselves, Who is Cardinal Bergoglio? Where is he from? What kind of pope will he be?

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  1. Your link didn't work for me. I wish I could finish the whole post. It looks so good!

  2. Sorry about the link! I think I'm doing these posts too late at night. I forgot to push the "schedule" button to have it automatically go up this morning! Sorry. It's up now.

    1. Thank you, Connie. I found it! I'm sharing it with my friends who have children and the catechists in my parish.


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