The essay aims to analyse Francis’s pontificate in the context of globalisation. First of all, it sights to understand the conception of time and the role of the Church in contemporary history according to Bergoglio. Secondly, it is Pope Francis’ own report to globalisation that is examined. The main axes of the mission of the Church traced by the pontificate of Francis draw inspiration from the Second Vatican Council, in a non-static and formalistic way, but rather dynamic, in order to give strength to the announcement of the Gospel of mercy in contemporary history and to help humanity overcome its dramatic conflicts.
Pope Francis. Papacy. Globalisation. Roman Catholic Church. Late modernity. Second Vatican Council.