Pope Francis

600px-Pope_Francis_in_March_2013Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013.

“He loves the tango; he was trained as a chemist; in his youth he had a regular girlfriend, and planned to marry her. For a Pope, Francis has an unusual life story. His ancestors are from Italy, but he has rarely traveled outside his own native Argentina. His life has not been punctuated by great public successes. He never calls attention to himself, preferring to stay in the background. He was pulled out of obscurity to be made a bishop, and was preparing for quiet retirement when he was elected Pope.” –From A Call to Serve.





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