GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ installation as pontiff.
Since his selection by the Catholic College of Cardinals on March 13, 2013, Pope Francis has become one of the most recognized people in the world.
From being the first pope to be from the Americas to his tendency toward humility and his down-to-earth nature, Francis has ushered in a new era in the Catholic Church.
==Watch above: Father John Geaney of the Diocese of Grand Rapids discusses Francis’ first year as pope.==
In the past year, the 77-year-old pontiff has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, named Time Magazine’s person of the year and on the cover of Rolling Stone.
President Barack Obama will travel to Rome this month and meet with the pope on March 27. Pope Francis, in turn, is expected to be in the U.S. in September 2015.