Pope Francis

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  • Birth Name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio
  • Birth Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Profession: 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
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  • Parents emigrated from Italy to Argentina.
  • Is the eldest of five children.     
  • Had part of a lung removed during his youth because of an infection.
  • Worked as a chemical technician, a bouncer, and a teacher of philosophy and literature. 
  • Was ordained a priest in 1969.
  • Is the first Pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope.
  • Chose the papal name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Named Time magazine's 2013 Person of the Year.
  • Is an avid soccer fan who supports the Argentine soccer team San Lorenzo de Almagro. 
  • Donated a signed Harley-Davidson to a charity auction.

Relationships

  • Marta Regina Bergoglio — Sister
  • Mario José Bergoglio — Father
  • Regina María Sívori — Mother
  • Alberto Horacio Bergoglio — Brother
  • Oscar Adrian Bergoglio — Brother
  • María Elena Bergoglio — Sister

College

  • Colegio Máximo de San José, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Details

  • Birth Name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio
  • Birth Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Profession: 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

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