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Get To Know The Real Pope Francis

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See the experiences that led Pope Francis to the highest office in the Catholic Church.

Sunday 9pm IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Pope FrancisDocumentary

Using a fresh and innovative combination of interview, archive and animated content, "In Their Own Words" is an intimate journey into the lives and minds of some of the world’s most compelling men and women.

See the experiences that led Pope Francis to the highest office in the Catholic Church.

In Their Own Words: Pope Francis

POPE FRANCIS: On March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, Jorge Bergoglio was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Taking the name Francis, he is the first pope from the Americas, the first non-European and first Jesuit priest to be named pope. In Their Own Words delves deeper into his story, revealing the experiences and influences in his life that led him to the highest office in the Catholic Church.

From the moment Pope Francis walked onto the balcony of St. Peters Basilica for the first time, he began to take the whole world by storm with his humble personality and his passionate message of love and mercy.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Pope Francis

Get to know the real Pope Francis, through his own words, as we follow him from his early years in Argentina, to his call to the priesthood, and to his election as Pope. By getting to know the real Pope Francis we see how the Holy Spirit chose him for this era to teach us the value of what it means to be true Christians.