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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 (Korea.net / Korean Culture and Information Service (Jeon Han) / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nationality

Argentinian / Argentine nationality

 

Occupation

Head of the Catholic Church

Family

  • 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)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm

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

Weight

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

White

He has Italian ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

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

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Pleasant smile
  • Warm and humble personality

Religion

Roman Catholicism

Pope Francis seen at his inauguration in March 2013
Pope Francis 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.

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

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