Pope Francis

Pope Francis, commonly known as “Bishop of Rome,” is the first Jesuit pope from the United States, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, the first to visit the Arabian Peninsula, and the first from outside Europe.
On March 13, 2013, Francis was elected as the 266th Pope of the “Roman Catholic Church,” changing his name from Jorge Mario Bergoglio to “Pope Francis” (birth name). Pope Francis was named after St. Francis of Assisi, an Italian saint.

Prior to his election, Pope was named “Person Of The Year” by the New York Times in 2013. Pope Francis is the Catholic Church’s leader and the ruler of the Vatican City State.

What is the Net Worth of Pope Francis?

Pope Francis, the first American Catholic priest, has become America’s most influential individual due to his spirituality, leadership, and love for people.

Pope Francis’ personal worth is unknown, although the church as a whole is valued more than $400 billion; more information may be found under Celebrity’s net worth.


– Pope Francis is the first Jesuit priest from the United States.

– His humility, emphasis on God’s mercy, international prominence as Pope, care for the poor, and devotion to ecumenical dialogue have all been praised.

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Pope Francis (Source: BBC)


  • Pope Francis was born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was his birth name. Mario Jose Bergoglio (father) and Regina Maria Sivori (mother) are Italian immigrants (mother). He was the eldest of five siblings, and he is claimed to be the only one who is still alive.
  • Pope Francis began his studies at the Diocesan Seminary of Villa Devoto after graduating from the “Escuela Técnica Industrial Hipólito Yrigoyen” as a chemical technician. He entered the Society of Jesus novitiate in March 1958.
  • In 1964 and 1965, Francis taught literature and psychology at Santa Fe’s Immaculate Conception College, and in 1966, he taught the same courses at Buenos Aires’ Colegio del Salvatore. From 1967 to 1970, he studied theology at the Colegio de San José and completed his PhD thesis in theology in Freiburg, Germany in 1986. Jorge Bergoglio was first reported to have earned a master’s degree in chemistry by the media.

  • He suffered from life-threatening pneumonia and three cysts at the age of 21 and had to have part of one of his lungs removed due to significant infection.
  • Bergoglio worked as a bar bouncer and a janitor scrubbing floors before joining the Jesuits, and he also did tests in a chemical laboratory. Bergoglio has been a lifelong follower of the football club San Lorenzo de Almagro. He also enjoys Tita Merello’s films, neorealism, and tango dancing, with a particular affinity for the milonga, Argentina’s and Uruguay’s traditional music.
  • Bergoglio has admitted that as a young seminarian, he had an infatuation on a girl he met there and had second thoughts about continuing his religious career.
  • In Santiago, Chile, he studied humanities as a Jesuit novice. Bergoglio made his religious profession of the initial, everlasting vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience of a member of the order on March 12, 1960, at the conclusion of his novitiate in the Society of Jesus.


On his way to the Spring Day, Bergoglio (Pope Francis) discovered his call to the priesthood. On December 13, 1969, Pope Francis was ordained to the priesthood. In 1973, Francis became the Jesuit provincial of Argentina. Despite the fact that she was a devoted Catholic, he claims that his mother first opposed his intention to enter the priesthood. She had embraced his calling by the time he was ordained, and at the end of his ordination ceremony, she sought for his blessing. He eventually returned to his alma mater, the Colegio de San José, where he served as rector and professor of theology from 1980 until 1986.

Bergoglio was named “Titular Bishop of Auca” and “Auxiliary of Buenos Aires” on May 20, 1992, and ordained a week later. He succeeded Antonio Quarracino as “Archbishop of Buenos Aires” in February 1998. Bergoglio was the sole church official who reconciled in 2000. Pope John Paul II made him a cardinal in February 2001, and he was given the title of cardinal-priest of Saint Robert Bellarmino. In 2005, he was elected president of Argentina’s Bishops’ Conference, a position he held until 2011.

Following the death of Pope John Paul II in April 2005, Pope Francis, the first Latin American and also the first Jesuit to lead the Catholic Church, was initially seen as an unexpected option when he succeeded Benedict XVI and assumed the papacy in 2005. As archbishop, Bergoglio’s main endeavors were to expand the Church’s presence in Buenos Aires’ slums. The number of priests assigned to work in the slums more than doubled under his supervision. As a result of his efforts, he earned the moniker “Slum Bishop.” Jorge Bergoglio was named the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, becoming the first native of the Americas, the first non-European, and the first Jesuit priest to be named pope, and taking the name Pope Francis (he took the title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy).

Prior to the 2013 papal conclave, Pope Francis had spent more than 12 years as both an archbishop and a cardinal. The tone of his papacy, which has gained international acclaim, was set long before he was named to the church’s highest position; but, when he was named to that role, reports about his humility were promptly taken up by the media. The fact that he returned to the boarding house where he had been staying to pay his bill rather than sending an aide, and that he would choose to dwell in a basic two-room apartment than the lavish papal apartments at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, became news. Pope Francis violated a tradition that had been upheld by popes for more than a century by opting to live more simply.

Following his election by the conclave, Pope Francis addressed a throng of tens of thousands in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Rome, Italy, saying, “The conclave’s task, as you may know, was to appoint a bishop of Rome. It appears to me that my brother cardinals have picked a distant relative… I’ve arrived. I’d like to express my gratitude for your embrace.” “As the 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,” Obama said after the results of the 2013 papal conclave were announced.

Pope Francis began expressing more nuanced views and interpretations on crucial social topics about which the church has declared theological views not long after entering the papacy. He hasn’t shied away from expanding on such beliefs, and sound bites like “Who am I to Judge?” (a comment he made on homosexuality) have helped to paint him as a caring conservative whose views are generally deemed progressive when compared to his predecessors’.


Pope Francis had fallen in love with a girl who was also a part of a group of his friends when he was a young seminarian, but due to his religious vocation, he had no choice but to let her go.

Quick Facts About Pope Francis

Celebrated Name Pope Francis
Age 84 Years
Nick Name Bishop of Rome
Birth Name Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Birth Date 1936-12-17
Gender Male
Profession Pope Francis
Birth Nation Argentina
Place Of Birth Buenos Aires
Nationality Argentine(with Vatican citizenship)
Horoscope Sagittarius
Ethnicity European
Father Mario José Bergoglio
Mother Regina María Sívori
Siblings 4
Education Wilfrid Barón de los Santos Ángeles, Technical secondary school
Religion Roman Catholic
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 74 Kg
Body Measurement Will Add Soon
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Grey
Net Worth $80 Million