Electing Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I at 187 years since the anti-Masonic Quo Graviora Papal Bull
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
The Catholic Church and the sovereign state of Vatican have now a new leader: Pope Francis I, an Argentine Cardinal and former Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The new Pope is of Italian origin and member of the Jesuit Order since 11 March 1958. This Pope is the first Pope from Latin America.
Today also marks 187 years since Pope Leo XII issued the Quo Graviora Papal Bull a document against Freemasonry.