The catholic Church’s top leader has called for an extraordinary meeting of the Pope’s Council
Francis, who was elected on March 13, 2013. From a Catholic point of view, the primacy of the Bishop of Rome derives largely from his role as the apostolic successor of Saint Peter, on whom the primacy was conferred by Jesus, who gave to Peter the keys of Heaven and the powers of “binding and loosing”, naming him as the “rock” on which the Church would be built.
The pope also known as supreme pontiff is the bishop of Rome, head of the worldwide Catholic Church, and also serves as head of state or sovereign of the Vatican City State since the eighth century.
The truth is that because of his advanced age, since it was known that he was going to become pope, religious experts agreed that his pontificate would be brief.
It is worth mentioning that Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose to call himself Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, an Italian saint who founded the Franciscan Order in the thirteenth century and was characterized by his dedication to the poor and extreme humility.
In this perspective, the current Pope has always tried to address in his sermons a special section directed at the most vulnerable groups in society and his stance on refugees.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who in 2013, through a conclave, was appointed Pope to replace Benedict XVI, could resign as Supreme Pontiff.