Learning about the New Catholic Pope

I felt it was important to talk to the kids a bit about the newly elected pope, Pope Francis. We’ve been listening to the news and talking about it a bit, but I wanted to go into a little more detail tomorrow morning and made some pages for them to add to their history notebook.

We are not Catholic, but Grandma is. My Mom died a couple of years before LD was born. My Dad remarried just a month before LD was born.  The kids know that Grandma goes to Catholic mass each Sunday. She and my Dad even got a chance to see Pope Benedict XVI a number of years ago.

Anyway, I quickly made a few sheets to hit the highlights about the new Pope… what the pope does, where the new pope is from and where he’ll live now.  We’ll talk a little bit about how many Catholics there are worldwide as well as a bit about the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.

Here are the pages I made for the kids. Feel free to download them if you are interested:

Learning About the Catholic Pope

By the way, here is a world map that shows the major religions in each region that you might find useful.

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  1. by William O'Leary

    On April 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Thanks for sharing these sheets. The only thing I would clarify is that the beginning of the Catholic Church is synonymous with the beginning of Christianity. The split in 1054 resulted in a distinction of the split of East and West. The graph could make it look like that Catholic Christianity began in 1054 (which is not accurate).
    God bless you!
    ~William

  2. by Liesl Den

    On April 10, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Thanks for that!

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