The Francis Effect DVD
On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church and raised serious questions about its future direction. One month later, after only five ballots, the Cardinals elected the peaceful and modest Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. He would be called Francis.
From the moment Pope Francis showed up on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, he won the hearts of the people. His modesty, simplicity and friendship to the poor reveal a man deeply in touch with the Gospel. His profile has soared. He has initiated a fundamental reform of the Roman Curia, challenged a "globalization of indifference,"å? and become the most talked about person in the world.