Welcome Pope Francis I

Earlier today, Pope Francis, formerly Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina was named the 266th Pope, and the first South American to be elected to the office.

From what we can tell, Pope Francis is fairly conservative, with a heart for those with HIV/AIDS. He has strong positions on abortion, birth control, and gay marriage, which will likely disappoint many American Catholics.

In this edition of Ministry Briefing we discuss the new pontiff, and why this matters to the evangelical world.

What do YOU think of the election of Pope Francis I?



About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.

  • Bethanie Muska

    Uh, trying to watch your video, MATT. But it’s private. :]

    • Matt Steen

      that’s embarrasing… it was public a few minutes ago… try now?

      • Bethanie Muska

        Working! Thanks.