Pope Francis, is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. Throughout his public life, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, emphasis on God's mercy, concern for the poor, and commitment to interfaith dialogue.
This beautiful commemorative statue of the beloved Pope blessing all believers evokes the kindness and generosity of spirit that is his hallmark. Hand carved, hand painted, and beautifully detailed, this Toscana statue is a must for every Catholic home, rectory or office. 8" high and made of durable polyresin, the statue comes in a signature Avalon Gallery gift box