The papal visit to the United States this week is resulting in some major papal press. With articles from church politics to what type of shoes Pope Francis might wear, it seems everything and anything about the pope has become relevant and newsworthy.

This visit will be the first by Pope Francis to the United States ever. He will be addressing the United Nations and a joint session of Congress, the first of any pontiff to do so.

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However, this papal visit is not the fist time Pope Francis made history. From his first moments as pope, the world knew the Catholic Church was in for a new type of pontiff.

The Pope that Paid the Bill
Newly elected Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, checks out of the church-run residence March 14, 2013 where he had been staying in Rome, in a picture released by Osservatore Romano March 15, 2013. Pope Francis returned on Thursday to the Church-run residence where he was staying before becoming pontiff, and insisted on paying the bill, despite now effectively being in charge of the business, the Vatican said. Picture taken March 14, 2013. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRAVEL SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

When a pope is first elected, his life is overturn with new responsibilities and the weight of the Catholic Church on his shoulders. Pope Francis felt that weight just like anyone else, but he did not neglect even the least of his old responsibilities. After being elected in 2013, Francis returned to his hotel and paid the bill that was owed during his stay in his final days as a cardinal.

He is the first pope from the Western Hemisphere and from the Americas.

This moment set the tone for the papacy that was just beginning. Time and again, Pope Francis has shown himself to be astoundingly caring, and above all, humble.

The First American Pope
Francis made history when he was elected the first pope from the Americas. He is the first non-European pope since 741. However, despite his Argentinean heritage, his father was born in Italy and moved to Argentina. His mother was born in Buenos Aires, but both her parents were from northern Italy. It seems Pope Francis understands the immigrant mentality first-hand as the son of immigrants on both sides of his family. He is the first pope from the Western Hemisphere and from the Americas.

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The First Jesuit Pope
Francis is also the first of the Jesuits to be elected pope. The Jesuit order was founded by St. Ignatius in 1540. “The Society of Jesus” is focused on education and evangelization. Some of the top universities in America are Jesuit, including Georgetown University, Boston College, and Fordham University. Jesuit organizations span 112 countries and six continents.

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The First Francis
Pope Francis also made history by choosing of the name Francis. He is the first to choose the patron St. Francis of Assisi as his pontifical name. While there have been 16 Benedicts, six Pauls, and 21 Johns, no one has ever chosen Francis. St. Francis is the patron of animals, the environment, and one of the two patron saints of Italy. St. Francis is one of the most revered and venerated Catholic saints that has ever lived, founding the Franciscan order. Pope Francis has emulated St. Francis’ life of simplicity and deep personal humility.