Excellent, Primary, History, Religion, Catholic
Before he was Pope Francis, Jorge Bergolio lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a young boy he loved playing soccer and praying with his grandmother. Eventually, Jorge became a priest and hosted movies and soccer games for the poor children in his city. After becoming a bishop, he was chosen to be the next pope. He took on the name of Pope Francis and immediately began serving the people. Another word for pope is “pontiff” which means someone who builds bridges between people. Pope Francis strives to do just that! He wants to serve people of every religion and social class because he believes that everyone can be good.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Pope Francis: Builder of Bridges,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 41:
1, Article 27.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol41/iss1/27