Pope Francis

Pope Francis is the Bishop of Rome and hence head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State since 2013. Francis is the first pope to... Wikipedia

  • Church:  Catholic Church
  • Installed:  13 March 2013
  • Predecessor:  Benedict XVI
  • Ordination:  13 December 1969, by Ramón José Castellano
  • Consecration:  27 June 1992, by Antonio Quarracino
  • Created Cardinal:  21 February 2001, by Pope John Paul II
  • Birth name:  Jorge Mario Bergoglio
  • Born:  December 17, 1936, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nationality:  Argentine (with Vatican citizenship)
  • Denomination:  Catholic
  • Residence:  Domus Sanctae Marthae
  • Education:  Maximum College of St. Joseph, Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology
  • Motto:  Miserando atque eligendo
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