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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

132 comments

  • Anita S.
    12/09/2020 10:39

    He respects gays, who we are to judge, who are we to judge. But, he does not allow same sex marriage, abortion.

  • Andrew D.
    11/30/2020 15:12

    Amen

  • Rehman M.
    11/30/2020 14:43

    Whoever you call Jesus, we Muslims consider him a prophet of God, Jesus can never be the son of God, because God never gives birth to anyone, not even to him.

  • Rehman M.
    11/30/2020 14:38

    Jessus was a messenger of Allah not a son of god,,,

  • Rehman M.
    11/30/2020 14:37

    There is no god but Allah Muhammad PBUH is the messenger of Allah

  • Pramod A.
    11/30/2020 13:26

    No no no i dont like her.

  • Diljan J.
    11/30/2020 10:08

    THA JESUS SAN OF GOD

  • Zurul H.
    11/30/2020 00:24

    I hate him

  • Nasimun I.
    11/29/2020 12:19

    penyembah2x bangke

  • Elias T.
    11/28/2020 10:04

    He is not hiding his sexual attitudes, his dream, dreaming cute nuns, cute ladies, like others

  • Mohammed M.
    11/28/2020 05:00

    I

  • Francis B.
    11/26/2020 15:28

    Pope Francis shouldn't forget the Sodom and gomorrah. It is definitely against the laws of Yahweh. Popularity is not the issue here. It is a responsibility to towards the Father almighty, don't forget that.

  • Sulakhan M.
    11/26/2020 08:23

    God destroy the world during the time of Noah and Lot because of sexually immorality and future will be going to happen the same 1cor 6:9-10; REVELATION 21:8;...... God love the sinners and hate the sins... John 3:16; Repent and believe in Gospel not anybody else..... HELLELUJAH

  • Mark W.
    10/25/2020 04:06

    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.
    10/25/2020 01:42

    Corrupt and false

  • Leo O.
    10/24/2020 09:37

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

  • Robert P.
    10/24/2020 01:20

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

  • Rudy G.
    10/23/2020 04:37

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

  • Adam S.
    10/23/2020 01:14

    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.
    10/22/2020 21:50

    Terrible