Meet Pope Francis – Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on 13 March 2013, taking the name Francis and becoming the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years. Bergoglio, who is the first Latin American and first Jesuit pope, is a theological conservative with a strong social conscience, and a modest man who declined the archbishop’s luxurious residence to live in a simple apartment and travel by bus. Bergoglio was a rival candidate at the 2005 conclave to Benedict, but his name had not appeared on lists of possible contenders this time around, with many discounting him because of his age, thinking prelates wanted a younger leader.
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