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#InquirerSeven iconic photos of Pope Francis

/ 06:19 PM December 17, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – As Pope Francis turns 78 Wednesday, INQUIRER.net takes a look back at seven iconic photos of the Pontiff highly regarded for his simple lifestyle and radical views.


The Pontiff is scheduled to visit the Philippines from Jan. 15 to 19, 2015. This is the #InquirerSeven list of iconic photos of Pope Francis.

1. Pope Francis meets with Pope Benedict

Popes Francis meets Pope Benedict


In this photo by the Vatican paper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo Saturday, March 23, 2013. Their meeting was the first ever recorded meeting between a current Pope and a former Pope. AP

2. Bartholomew I kisses Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Bartholomew

In this Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 file photo provided by Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (right) kisses Pope Francis’ head during an ecumenical prayer at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul. The two major branches of Christianity represented by Bartholomew and Francis split in 1054 over differences on the power of the papacy. The two spiritual heads will participate in an ecumenical liturgy and sign a joint declaration in the ongoing attempt to reunite the churches. AP

3. Pope washes foot of inmate

Pope Francis washing foot of inmates

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis washes the foot of an inmate at the juvenile detention center of Casal del Marmo, Rome, Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013 in a ritual that he celebrated for years as archbishop and is continuing now that he is pope. Two of the 12 were young women. The Mass at the Casal del Marmo facility in Rome has 46 young men and women, many of them Gypsies or North African migrants. The Vatican says the 12 selected for the rite weren’t necessarily Catholic. AP

4. Pope Francis visits Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Pope Francis wears an indigenous feathered hat given to him by representatives of one of Brazil’s native tribes during a meeting at the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. AP


5. Pope Francis has first selfie

Pope Francis selife

In this Aug. 28, 2013 photo released Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 by Miss Deborah Arcelli and taken on a mobile phone by her son Riccardo, second from left, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter’s Basilica with youth from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican. AP

6. Pope Francis meets US President Obama

Pope Francis meets Obama

Pope Francis and President Barack Obama smile as they meet at the Vatican Thursday, March 27, 2014. A visibly energized President Barack Obama held a nearly hourlong audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, expressing his great admiration for the pontiff and inviting him to visit the White House. AP

7. Pope Francis prays for peace between Israel and Palestine

Pope Francis prays for peace at a wall that separates Israel and Palestine

Pope Francis prays at Israel’s separation barrier on his way to a Mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, May 25, 2014. At the Mass, Francis invited the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to come to the Vatican to pray for peace. AP

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