|Pope Francis Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7½ in|
|Date of Birth||December 17, 1936|
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.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Superpope, Papa Pancho, Red Frankie, Pope Frank
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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 –
- He has acknowledged having a girlfriend at 17 years old.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Italian ancestry.
However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.
- Pleasant smile
- Warm and humble personality
Pope Francis Facts
- His earliest jobs included working as a janitor, bouncer, and a chemist-in-training.
- 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.
- He was named as ‘Person of the Year’ by Time Magazine in 2013.
- 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).
- He had previously turned to therapy as a young priest to deal with his anxiety.
- 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.
- In March 2023, Pope Francis was hospitalized in Rome due to a respiratory infection. He was discharged from the hospital after 3 days.
- 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.
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