The popular pontiff celebrates his first anniversary as head of the Holy See. Here are some of the moments from the past year that caught the world’s attention.
When he greeted the world with a smile and a wave after being named the first Jesuit pope in history...
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And then went to the hotel where he'd been staying during the conclave to pay his bill before moving into the Vatican.
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When he met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI after his election.
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When Pope Francis called the pope emeritus "brother" and the two leaders prayed together.
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