- Order of Service (PDF)
- Justin Welby is enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury (BBC News, 21 March 2013)
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina formally will be installed as Pope Francis on Tuesday, March 19, becoming the first pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church from Latin America. Pope Francis’ new home, Europe, once held the bulk of all Catholics in the world (65% in 1910, according to data from the World Christian Database). Today, however, Europe is home to only 24% of all Catholics according to Pew Research Center estimates. During the same period, Latin America’s share of the global Catholic population rose from 24% to 39%. There are now more Catholics in Latin America (425 million), including the Caribbean, than in any other region. However, the portion of Latin America’s population that is Catholic declined over the past century, dropping from 90% in 1910 to 72% in 2010.
Pope Francis was elected on Wednesday as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina and becomes the first Latin American pontiff. According to Pew Research Center data on the distribution of the world's Catholic population, the largest share of the Catholic population (39%) lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.
THE 17TH GYALWANG KARMAPA, OGYEN TRINLEY DORJE SPEAKS ON TED:
His Holiness the Karmapa talks about how he was discovered to be the reincarnation of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In telling his story, he urges us to work on not just technology and design, but the technology and design of the heart.
How do U.S. Catholics view the church, and what do they want from the next pope? Here are some of the Pew Research Center’s key findings about the U.S. Catholic population on these and other questions.