Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born on December 7, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he was 21 years old, he suffered from pneumonia and had a part of his lung removed.
Jesuit and Priesthood 1960-1992
Bergoglio was made a Jesuit in 1960, he then taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepción in Santa Fe from 1964-1965. He then taught at Collegio del Salvador the same courses in 1966. On December 13, 1969, Bergoglio was ordained a priest by Archbishop Ramon Castellano and attended a seminary called the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel.
Auxiliary Bishop 1992-1998
In 1992, Bergoglio was made Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires by Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, who had become Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Cardinal 1998-2013
In 1998, Quarracino died and Bergoglio was made the new Archbishop of Buenos Aires. In 2001, he was created Cardinal by Pope John Paul II and became Cardinal-Priest of San Roberto Bellarmino. He attended Pope John Paul II's funeral after his death in 2005, and Bergoglio participated in the papal conclave that elected Joseph Ratzinger, who took a new name, Benedict XVI.
On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would abdicate due to his advanced age. On February 28 of that same year, his abdication took effect, and Bergoglio was elected Pope on March 13. He took the papal name, Francis, in honour of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Pope makes his first appearance in Loud Meets Pope. Richard and his family are vacationing in Rome with their cousins, Lincoln Loud, the latter's sisters, and their parents. and they visit the Vatican. At the Vatican, they visit the Apostolic Palace and run into the Pope himself. The wealthy Louds went to him one by one and kissed his ring. Lincoln then comes to shake his hand.
Francis is a wise and religious man. He knows that the best way to serve God is to be humble. He is a pacifist as shown when he expresses disdain for war and violence. He is very goodhearted and always looks for peace. He is very optimistic and happy go-lucky. He is also very intelligent and is good at making effective plans, and keeps notes with his well thought plans written down.
Pope Francis is an elderly man with wrinkles on his face, and is half bald with white hair. He wears a white robe and wears a silver crucifix on his necklace, black shoes, and a white zucchetto. He sometimes also wears a gold cross and a white headdress with a gold cross.