Pope Francis

14 Interesting Facts about Pope Francis

  1. Pope Francis was born on December 19, 1938, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  2. The name at birth is Jorge Mario Bergolo.
  3. He is the 266th Pope of Rome. The enthronement of Pope Francis was held on March 19, 2013.
  4. Pope Francis is the first ever pope from the New World and the first in more than 1200 years not from Europe.
  5. The first pope is a Jesuit.Pope Francis
  6. He is in the Order of the Camaldools.
  7. Is a fan of the Argentine football club “San Lorenzo” from Buenos Aires
  8. Pope Francis has three nationalities – Argentina, Italy and the Vatican.
  9. Cardinal Bergolho urged the clergy and laity to oppose abortion and euthanasia.
  10. Pope Francis speaks against same-sex marriage.
  11. As of May 2017, 19 pastoral visits were made outside Italy.
  12. Refused to watch TV programs, as he vowed to the Virgin Mary in 1990.
  13. He studied at the same school with the famous football player Alfredo Di Stefano.
  14. On February 12, 2016 in Havana, Francis met with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. The meeting of this level was the first in the history of Russian Orthodox and Catholic churches.

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