The Inaugural Mass of the Pontificate for Pope Francis took place on March 19, Saint Joseph’s Day. Joseph is one of Pope Francis’ most beloved saints. He explained why during his trip to the Philippines in January.
January 16, 2015 (Philippines)
“I have great love for Saint Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of Saint Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the Church!”
Pope Francis advised people to leave a “note” under the image of the saint for help whenever they have a problem.