Analysis | John L. Allen Jr. Many points of praise for pope’s first year ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page REUTERS/Osservatore Romano Pope Francis blessed a baby dressed as the Pope at the Vatican February 26, 2014. Franco Origlia/Getty Images Pope Francis recently triggered a Vatican uproar by creating a new Secretariat for the Economy, giving it full power to impose fiscal discipline and to police transparency and accountability. To run it he named Cardinal George Pell (above), a tough-as-nails Australian who’s one of the few senior churchmen viewed as having not only the vision but the spine to overhaul deeply entrenched patterns of doing business. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino Pope Francis greeted the crowd as he arrived for his weekly general audience March 5, 2014. The pontiff says he finds the hype that is increasingly surrounding him "offensive." ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images Pope Francis smiled as he wore a military Alpine hat upon his arrival at St. Peter's square for the weekly general audience on March 5, 2014. Franco Origlia/Getty Images In February, Pope Francis presided over Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica, one day after 19 bishops were added to the college of cardinals. MARIO LAPORTAMARIO LAPORTA/AFP/Getty Images A street art mural in downtown Naples depicts Pope Francis as a superman, flying through the air with his white papal cloak billowing out behind him and holding a bag bearing the word "Values". AP Photo/Pablo Leguizamon Pope Francis was known for taking the subway and mingling with the poor of Buenos Aires while archbishop. AFP PHOTO/Courtesy Sergio Rubin/Clarin In this undated picture, Pope Francis (left) visits a shantytown in Buenos Aires in his role as cardinal. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ Pope Francis kissed a handicapped person as he arrives in St. Peter's square for his inauguration mass at Vatican City. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia A child takes off Pope Francis' white zucchetto, or skullcap, during a meeting with children and volunteers of the Santa Marta Vatican Institute, at the Vatican. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano Two young women were among 12 people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed at a traditional ceremony in a Rome youth prison on Holy Thursday, the first time a pontiff included females in the rite. EPA/ETTORE FERRARI EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO Pope Francis held a disabled child in his arms after celebrating the Easter mass in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, in March, 2013. AP Photo/Riccardo Aguiari, File In August, Pope Francis posed for a picture inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito Pope Francis waved as he arrived to conduct his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on December 11, 2013. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Pope Francis greeted the faithful during his Inauguration Mass in St Peter's Square. The mass was held in front of an estimated crowd of up to one million pilgrims and faithful who filled the square and the surrounding streets. Pope Francis' inauguration took place in front of Cardinals and spiritual leaders as well as heads of state from around the world.