Pope Francisco Medal. Silver plated ,999

$22.00 USD

First commemorative medal plated in SILVER .999 on the occasion of the appointment of the new Pope Francis.

FRANCESCO ( Jorge Mario Bergoglio)

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936. He is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church and head of state of the Vatican City. He was elected on March 13, 2013 by the members of the College of Cardinals, following the resignation of Benedict XVI, on the fifth ballot of the second day of conclave.
He is the first American pontiff and the first who is not a native of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa; likewise, he is the first Hispanic pontiff since Alexander VI and the first non-European since 741, the year in which Gregory III, who was of Syrian origin, died. He is also the first pope belonging to the Society of Jesus.
Previously, after the death of Pope John Paul II, he was considered one of the candidates to take the place of the supreme pontiff, a position to which Joseph Ratzinger, who adopted the papal name of Benedict XVI, was finally elected.

Silver plated medal .999
Minted in 2013
Diameter: 38mm
Mintage: 2500 pcs