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:

We are moving to homeschoolden.com. We will be moving all of our printables there.

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!

  2. by Liesl Den

    On April 10, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Thanks for that!

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