Habemus Papam! 13 March 2013

Pope Francis (266th Pope)

Pope Francis IBorn Jorge Mario Bergoglio, in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 17, 1936. He was ordained a Priest for the Society of Jesus on December 13, 1969.

A former Jesuit provincial and teacher of both theology and chemistry, Jorge Bergoglio was appointed Bishop in 1992.

Known as a humble Bishop, he took the train to work, cooked his own food, and lived in a modest apartment. On February 21, 2001 he was proclaimed Cardinal by Blessed John Paul II.

He has taken the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

Before delivering the Papal blessing, he asked the crowd to pray for him and then he bowed.

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