America’s Top 10 moments of Pope Francis

15 March 2023


As the global Church celebrates the 10th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Francis, America Media has created a video of the Top 10 moments of his papacy so far.

Published on 10 March on America’s YouTube channel, the video highlights some of Pope Francis’ most significant moments, including the publication of papal documents Evangelii Gaudium, Praedicate evangelium and Laudato Si’, his first official papal visit to Lampedusa in the Mediterranean and his outreach to Muslims and building a world of fraternity.

“In just ten years, Pope Francis has had a world-changing papacy,” the video introduces.

“From viral moments, to global travel, to ground-breaking papal documents, the Pope has made a profound impact on the Catholic Church and the world.

“As he asked us to in his first papal appearance, let’s pray for Pope Francis in thanksgiving for 10 meaningful years and with hope for many more moments to come.”

The top moments, collated by the editors at America, in full are:

  • Pope Francis’ 2013 election.
  • Pope Francis’ first papal interview.
  • The publication of Evangelii Gaudium and Praedicate Evangelium.
  • Papal visit to Lampedusa, outreach to refugees and migrants.
  • “Who am I to Judge?” and ministry to L.G.B.T people.
  • The publication of Laudato si’ on caring for creation.
  • Creating a synodal church.
  • Pope Francis visits Canada and his apology for residential schools.
  • Outreach to Muslims, building a world of fraternity.
  • The publication of Traditionis custodes, suppressing the traditional Latin Mass.

Vatican News has also produced videos reviewing the individual years of Pope Francis’ pontificate, which you can view here.

With thanks to America.


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