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The life of Pope Francis

Perhaps the most progressive Catholic leader yet, he came from humble roots to lead the most powerful church in the world. This is the life of Pope Francis.

The head of the Catholic Church

“We lost the charm of dreaming together, and for this wealth, which is moved by hope, to go ahead, We have to walk together, we have to meet each other, we have to dream. Don't lose the charm of dreaming, take the risk of dream.”

He was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina in 1936

His parents were both Italian immigrants. As a teenager, he had a case of life-threatening pneumonia, and had one of his lungs removed. In his youth, he worked as both a janitor and briefly as a nightclub bouncer. He attended technical school in Buenos Aires — and worked briefly as a chemical technician. One day, while walking past the San José de Flores Church in Buenos Aires, he decided to go in. He gave his confession and afterwards felt a strong calling to become a priest. At 22, he fell in love with a woman and briefly considered quitting the seminary. He decided to commit to the church, and at 32, he was ordained a Catholic priest. At 37, he served as the head of the Jesuit province of Argentina. During this time, a military coup in Argentina left the country under fascist rule. To this day, he is accused of remaining silent while priests, bishops, and thousands of others disappeared due to the military government.

At 62, he became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires

He was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II at age 65. Just over a decade later, he was elected Pope — shortly after the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. He chose the name Francis after Saint Francis of Assisi, who was known for his love of nature and concern for the poor. His papacy has been defined by his humility and his push to make the church more progressive. He’s praised climate change activists, supported the ordination of married priests, suggested the church be more tolerant of gay people. On this matter, he stated, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” He also lifted secrecy rules around sexual abuse. He does not, however, support abortion or gay marriage. He’s one of the more globe-trotting popes having visited over 30 countries.

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01/27/2020 10:57 AMupdated: 01/30/2020 3:28 PM

122 comments

  • Mark W.
    2 days

    Is this the guy that just turned the two thousand year old teachings of Catholic religion up-side down and now says it’s ok for gays to marry ?????

  • Chris A.
    3 days

    Corrupt and false

  • Leo O.
    3 days

    There has not been any clarification from the Vatican. So it's fake news.

  • Robert P.
    4 days

    This is not a man of God, to go against Gods word is a sin and he knows it

  • Rudy G.
    4 days

    Doesn't matter what he says if it does not align w what God says in the Bible.. point blank.

  • Adam S.
    5 days

    He is the false prophet forewarned of in the book of Revelation. Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. Two horns like a lamb: made to look like a representative of Christ, the Lamb of God, but is a deceiver. Spake as a dragon: skillfully speaks many lies, like his father the devil: that old serpent, and the cast out dragon of Revelation 12 & 20.

  • Gayle M.
    5 days

    Terrible

  • Kevin O.
    5 days

    Best Pop ever be your self 💝💝

  • Kevin O.
    5 days

    Do you guys think he is the first one to be gay .no his not , some off them kept it quiet ok

  • Kevin O.
    5 days

    We r all children of God , he must have gone through hard life being someone else . Now that he has decided to be him self let him be and stop criticism him . Bless you father enjoy the years you have left

  • Tiffany J.
    5 days

    His opinion, nor ours matter. If you believe in god, then it’s his law that is to be followed. What does He say on the matter?

  • Davv M.
    5 days

    I am confused what's more important to Christians the words of the pope or the words of God, because the Bible is still the same, unless the pope planing on modifying the Bible

  • Carlos E.
    5 days

    👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹

  • Al A.
    5 days

    He’ll pay for that one wether he believes in gods your or not

  • Doug D.
    5 days

    If you are a believer.... it doesn’t matter much what he says he is only a man not a deity. He was elected to that position much like Barry was. This pope is leading a bunch of lemons with this kind of b/s.Same sex marriage is not good in God’s eyes that’s all you have to remember

  • Virgilio C.
    5 days

    GREAT!!!! The church is finally acting like a church instead a bunch of hypocrites and pedophiles!

  • Baron M.
    5 days

    On s'en fout

  • Monica B.
    5 days

    He's an antichrist, he's against the word of GOD. His teachings are evil, for this reason the godly and ungodly cannot live together, but as true christains we must all vote these laws out and we must stand on GOD'S word. But not stand in the way of a willfull sinner nor sit with the scornful, but in every way depart from evil.

  • Luis F.
    5 days

    Bergoglio: fake prophet, leading the path to Antichrist. The real pope is Benedict XVI.

  • Craig C.
    5 days

    Anyone that believes someone created us and "prays" to some imaginary entity is mentally unbalanced.

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