He kept up the Catholic routine, but his heart wasn't in it. Then he headed out on a faith journey he recounts in Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.
Argentina was experiencing an economic crisis, immigration influx, and devolution of religious affiliation before Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis -- but what's going on with Catholics in Argentina today?
'If Argentines don't seize this moment, it is because we are the biggest fools in the world for wasting this spiritual awakening he brought to our churches.'
Buenos Aries, Argentina -- The former archbishop once known for never smiling is, to those from the villa, the same man he's always been.
Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Life in the slums is a far cry from the picturesque backdrop of Buenos Aires, but it's that family life that Francis knows best and those people who touched him most. 1st of 3 Parts.
Fr. José María di Paola and his fellow "shanty priests" provide an example of a "poor church" in which priests leave their parishes to provide for people on the periphery.
Tour guides take tourists to the most notable and mundane points the pope visited when he was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires.
Argentines have embraced the election of Pope Francis in a country where the economy is teetering and politics are polarized.
Analysis: Pope Francis' longstanding identity as a Jesuit priest is an all-encompassing personal and professional definition that shapes almost everything he does.
The traditional pre-Lent celebration has been revived in Argentina in recent years amid turbulent economic conditions.