Pope Francis

1936 - Today

Pope Francis

Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; Spanish: Francisco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936) is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969, and from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina's provincial superior of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). He became the archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was created a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Francis has received more than 17,253,596 page views. His biography is available in 152 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Pope Francis ranks 8 out of 2,001Before him are Jesus, Martin Luther, Saint Peter, Moses, Abraham, and Mary, mother of Jesus. After him are Paul the Apostle, John the Baptist, Solomon, Zoroaster, Pope John Paul II, and Joseph.

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Among people born in 1936, Pope Francis ranks 1After him are Silvio Berlusconi, Yves Saint Laurent, Václav Havel, Sepp Blatter, Robert Redford, Valery Legasov, Mario Vargas Llosa, Andrei Chikatilo, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, and Mikhail Tal.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Pope Francis ranks 2 out of 659Before him are Che Guevara (1928). After him are Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Eva Perón (1919), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Diego Maradona (1960), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Martha Argerich (1941), Lionel Messi (1987), and Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931).


Among religious figures born in Argentina, Pope Francis ranks 1After him are Leonardo Sandri (1943), Jorge María Mejía (1923), Luis Héctor Villalba (1934), Mario Aurelio Poli (1947), Antonio Caggiano (1889), and Estanislao Esteban Karlic (1926).

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