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Pope Francis Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Pope Francis Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7½ in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth December 17, 1936
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Hazel

Pope Francis became world renowned after getting elected as the head of the Catholic Church on March 13, 2013. As the 266th pope, he has been widely praised for his progressive views which include giving women a more prominent role in the church, accepting members of the LGBTQ community, advocating for measures against climate change, and many others.

Born Name

Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Nick Name

Superpope, Papa Pancho, Red Frankie, Pope Frank

Pope Francis as seen in 2014
Pope Francis as seen in 2014 ( / Korean Culture and Information Service (Jeon Han) / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Argentinian / Argentine nationality



Head of the Catholic Church


  • Father – Mario José Bergoglio
  • Mother – Regina Maria Sivori
  • Siblings – María Elena Bergoglio (Younger Sister), Oscar Adrián Bergoglio (Younger Brother), Marta Regina Bergoglio (Younger Sister), Alberto Horacio Bergoglio (Younger Brother)




5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm

His peak height was 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm.


85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Pope Francis has dated –

  1. He has acknowledged having a girlfriend at 17 years old.
Pope Francis seen as a cardinal in 2008
Pope Francis seen as a cardinal in 2008 (Aibdescalzo / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity


He has Italian ancestry.

Hair Color


However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Pleasant smile
  • Warm and humble personality


Roman Catholicism

Pope Francis seen at his inauguration in March 2013
Pope Francis as seen at his inauguration in March 2013 (Fczarnowski / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Pope Francis Facts

  1. His earliest jobs included working as a janitor, bouncer, and a chemist-in-training.
  2. Pope Francis is the first non-European pope since the election of Gregory III in 741 AD.  Additionally, he is the first pope ever to originate from the Americas.
  3. He was named as ‘Person of the Year’ by Time Magazine in 2013.
  4. Pope Francis bears an uncanny resemblance to Hollywood actor Jonathan Pryce. Moreover, Pryce turned in a magnificent performance as the pontiff in director Fernando Meirelles’ film called The Two Popes (2019).
  5. He had previously turned to therapy as a young priest to deal with his anxiety.
  6. In 2022, Pope Francis offered a historic apology to the Indigenous natives of Canada, who experienced unimaginable suffering through the Catholic Church’s policy of forced assimilation in residential school systems.
  7. In March 2023, Pope Francis was hospitalized in Rome due to a respiratory infection. He was discharged from the hospital after 3 days.
  8. In 2023, Pop Francis said in a Disney+ documentary The Pope Answers that sex is a beautiful thing that God gave us while talking to 10 persons who were in their early 20s.

Featured Image by / Korean Culture and Information Service (Jeon Han) / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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