Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made waves after becoming the 266th leader of the Catholic Church in 2013. Born Jorge Bergoglio, he became ordained as a priest in 1969, eventually gaining the title of Cardinal in 2001. Bergoglio was elected as pope following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Francis has proven himself less formal than his predecessors, refusing to where the papal mozatta cape and taking more liberal views on traditional Catholic hot-points. In an interview, Pope Francis stated that the Church spends too much time focusing on abortion, contraception and homosexuality, and not enough time helping the poor and marginalized.

About Pope Francis

Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio;[b] 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is Bishop of Rome, the head of the worldwide Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State.

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