Pope Francis By: Jayla oden

Early Life

  • Born- December 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Full name- Jorge Mario Bergoglio ( Saint/Pope Francis)
  • Born to Italian immigrants, Mother: Regina Maria Sivori, Father: Mario Jose Bergoglio
  • graduated from a technical school as a chemical technician before beginning training at the Diocesan Seminary of Villa Devoto
  • taught literature and psychology at Immaculate Conception College in Santa Fé, and at Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires
  • received a degree from the Colegio of San José
  • Religion: Roman Catholic


  • Ordained as a priest in December 1969
  • February 1998, he became archbishop of Buenos Aires, succeeding Antonio Quarracino
  • May 20, 1992, Bergoglio was named titular bishop of Auca and auxiliary of Buenos Aires


  • After Pope John Paul II's death in April 2005, Bergoglio reportedly received the second-most votes in the 2005 papal conclave
  • February 1998, he became archbishop of Buenos Aires, succeeding Antonio Quarracino
  • February 2001, he was elevated to cardinal by Pope John Paul II, named the cardinal-priest of Saint Robert Bellarmino
  • 2005, he was named president of the Bishops' Conference of Argentina, serving in that position until 2011
  • served as both archbishop and cardinal for more than 12 years.

Becoming A Pope

  • March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, Jorge Bergoglio was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church
  • first citizen from the Americas, the first non-European and first Jesuit priest to be named pope, and adopting the name Pope Francis
  • pay his bill personally, rather than send an assistant, and that he would choose to live in a simple two-room apartment rather than the luxurious papal accommodations in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace
  • Addressing a crowd of tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square
  • Pope Francis issued his first canonization on May 12th 2013 in which all those who were canonized during the reign of Benedict XVI were approved
  • first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day."


  • Pope Francis participated in an interfaith prayer service at Ground Zero in New York.
  • Pope Francis ditched American politicos to dine with the homeless.
  • Pope Francis stops to interact with people, especially children.
  • Encouraged Parishes to Take in Migrants
  • Pope Francis met with the imprisoned.
  • Pope Francis spoke about the role technology should play in our lives

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