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Pope Francis Biography


Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; Spanish: Francisco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936) is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State since 2013.

Francis is the first pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since Gregory III, a Syrian who reigned in the 8th century.

Pope Francis

BORN: December 17, 1936

BIRTH NAME: Jorge Mario Bergoglio

HOME TOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina

PARENT: Regina Maria Sivori (mother) and Mario Jose Bergoglio (father)

OCCUPATION: Priest, Author

NICKNAME(S): Papa Pancho

AWARDS: Award of the Bishops, Conference of Scotland…

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