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15 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Pope Francis

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope on March 13, 2013 at the ripe age of 76. As the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, he was the first to take the name Francis. There is

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope on March 13, 2013 at the ripe age of 76. As the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, he was the first to take the name Francis. There is no refuting that Pope Francis is special. He is taking the Roman Catholic Church and bringing it into the 21st century, and by doing so he is connecting with a generation that had almost forgotten about religion.

Most of our generation’s Catholic youth had lost touch with the Church because of the old-school ideologies surrounding issues such as homosexuality, for example. However, Pope Francis is changing that; his firm beliefs of being a child of God and that each of us hold a unique spot in the world are just some of the reasons why he is so loved.

It is hard to deny how unique and amazing Pope Francis is. His fresh look on Catholicism and the world in general is truly exemplary. With all the hype surrounding his American visit, we thought it would be fun to tell you some facts about the Pope you probably didn’t know! Pope Francis is by far the coolest Pope we have seen in our lifetime and the world is lucky to have him.

15 He is educated

14 He is a Citizen of the World

13 He was once in love

12 He loves art

Via jewishcurrents.org

11 He was a teacher

10 He doesn’t live at the official Papal residence

9 He loves sports

8 He is a man of firsts

7 He loves languages

6 He only has one functioning lung

5 He loves to dance

Via japantimes.co.jp

4 He loves to laugh

3 He was a Bouncer

2 He goes above and beyond

1 He stands up for what he believes in

Pope Francis has come out strong in his beliefs against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. He stated that he would show zero tolerance to anyone in the Church who has committed such a crime against children. Pope Francis has also stood up for homosexuality stating “If someone is gay and searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” These words left the Catholic Church and the world in general in shock especially since months earlier Pope Benedict XVI claimed that gay marriage was a threat to “global peace.” Pope Francis is a good example of someone to look up to, and his acceptance and love for everyone is truly remarkable.

Sources: ncronline.com, biography.com, time.com

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