Quick Facts on new Pope Francis
Pope has one lung, rode bus to work
Last Updated: 267 days ago
VATICAN CITY - The new pope is making history from his name to his home in Argentina.
Below are some quick facts, both interesting and informative, regarding the new Pope's personality and morals.
- Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of five children born to an Italian railway worker and his mother was a housewife
- He speaks Spanish, Italian and German.
- He reportedly had a lung removed when he was a teenager due to an infection.
- He rides a bus to work
- He wears an ordinary priest's robe
- He lives with an older priest in a simple apartment and he cooks his own meals, rather than live at the luxurious residence he was entitled to as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
- He has written books on spirituality and meditation and has been outspoken against abortion and same-sex marriages, according to the Catholic News Service.
- He is the first Jesuit to be named a pope. He entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained in 1969 during his theological studies at the Theological Faculty of San Miguel.
- He has chosen the name Francis — the first time in papal history that name has been used.
- He is the first pope from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than 1,000 years.
- Even though he has no Vatican experience, he becomes the 266th pontiff in the Roman Catholic Church's 2,000-year history.
- He was the second choice of the conclave that elected Joseph Ratzinger, known as Benedict XVI, as pope eight years ago.
- Coming from a soccer-mad Argentina, Pope Francis is a fan of San Lorenzo.
- In an email chain, it claimed he "never smiles."
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