On the anniversary of his election, Freddy Gray, Peter Stanford and Fr Lucie-Smith each reveal their piece of advice for Pope Francis


Pope Francis was elected a year ago today, to a chorus of “Bergoglio who?” in news rooms around the world. On that electric Wednesday evening journalists everywhere were eager to know more about the enigmatic first Latin American Pope.

Twelve months on, how much more do we know? Who is Francis really and where is he leading the Church? Is the so-called Franciscan revolution merely stylistic or does it have real substance?

Catholic Herald blogger Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, Spectator managing editor Freddy Gray and former Catholic Herald editor Peter Stanford get stuck into these questions.

Let us know your views below.