Pope Francis is head of the Catholic Church and is sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis was the first pope to be a member of the Jesus Society, the first pope in the Americas, the first pope in the southern hemisphere and the first pope outside of Europe since Gregory III, a Syrian ruler. for in the 8th century. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio worked as a gatekeeper and gatekeeper in his youth before training as a chemist and technician in a food science laboratory. After he recovered, he was inspired to join the Society of Jesus in 1958. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969 and from 1973 to 1979 he was Superior Provincial of the Jesuits in Argentina. He became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was named Cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001. He led the Church of Argentina during the December 2001 riots in Argentina.
|Installed||13 March 2013|
|Ordination||13 December 1969, by Ramón José Castellano|
|Consecration||27 June 1992, by Antonio Quarracino|
|Created Cardinal||21 February 2001, by John Paul II|
|Birth name||Jorge Mario Bergoglio|
|Born||December 17, 1936, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Nationality||Argentine (with Vatican citizenship)|
|Residence||Domus Sanctae Marthae|
|Parents||Mario José Bergoglio and Regina María Sívori|
|Previous post||Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina (1973–1979), Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (1992–1997), Titular Bishop of Auca (1992–1997), Archbishop of Buenos Aires (1998–2013), Cardinal Priest of San Roberto Bellarmino (2001–2013), Ordinary for the Faithful of the Eastern Rites in Argentina (1998–2013), President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (2005–2011)|
|Motto||Miserando atque eligendo|
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The 266th Pope of the Catholic Church who took over for Benedict XVI in March of 2013. He made waves throughout the world for his modern views on homosexuality and contraception.
Ordained a priest in 1969, he rose through the ranks to become Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and cardinal in 2001.
In contrast to his predecessor's somewhat aloof style, he showed himself to be a people of the people, often mingling with the faithful.
He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the eldest of five children of Italian immigrants.
It was Pope John Paul II who elevated him to the post of Cardinal in 2001.
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Latest information about Pope Francis updated on June 19 2021.