Skip to main content
Seattle University

All Things Jesuit

The pope, one year in

March 6, 2014

Today, March 13, is the one-year anniversary of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's election as Pope Francis. While the pontiff has no boss, per se—at least of an earthly persuasion—let's pretend that you are the supervisor responsible for doing his performance evaluation. What overall grade would you give him for his first year on the job from a scale of 1 (needs improvement) to 5 (exceeds expectations), and why? Please send your answers to TheCommons@seattleu.edu.

From John Rodosevich, '69, mechanical engineer: 

"I give Jorge Bergolio a resounding 5! He's a Jesuit; humble; conservative; reaches out; listens to all; discerning; and very wise. He knows his stuff.  I love Pope Francis."