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Pope Francis

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The 266th Pope from the Catholic Church who took over for Benedict XVI in March of 2013. He produced waves across the world for his contemporary sights on homosexuality and contraception. Ordained a priest in 1969, he increased through the rates to be Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and cardinal in 2001. As opposed to his predecessor’s relatively aloof design, he demonstrated himself to be always a people of individuals, often mingling using the faithful. He was created in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the eldest of five kids of Italian immigrants. It had been Pope John Paul II who raised him towards the post of Cardinal in 2001.

Quick Facts


Full Name Pope Francis
Date Of Birth December 17, 1936
Place Of Birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Profession Religious Leader
Education Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, Colegio Máximo de San José, Wilfrid Barón de los Santos Ángeles, Escuela Nacional de Educación Técnica N° 27 Hipólito Yrigoyen, Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology, Inmaculada Concepción Seminary, University of Buenos Aires
Nationality Argentine
Parents Regina Maria Sivori, Mario Jose Bergoglio
Siblings María Elena Bergoglio, Alberto Bergoglio, Oscar Adrian Bergoglio, Marta Regina Bergoglio
Awards Bambi - Millennium Award, Independent Publisher Book Award for Freedom Fighter of the Year
Movies Before the Flood
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1The Vatican hosted the three-day international, interfaith colloquium on 'The Complementarity of Man and Woman' sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In his opening remarks Pope Francis stated that, 'It is ever more evident that the decline of the culture of marriage is associated with increased poverty and a host of other social ills that disproportionately affect women, children and the elderly. It is always they who suffer the most in this crisis... Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child's growth and emotional development' [17 November 2014].
2One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
3Reasserted the Catholic Church's conservative approach to various social issues in 2014, by reaffirming the doctrinal evaluation and criticism of U.S. nuns by the Holy See under his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. An assessment was made which accused the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which represents about 57,000 sisters, or 80% of U.S. nuns, of promoting "radical feminist themes" and ignoring the Vatican's hard line on same-sex marriage and abortion. The original dispatch set up reeducation programs to bring nuns back into line, alleging that leaders of U.S. orders had challenged the church's teachings on women's ordination and ministry to homosexuals.
4Named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013.
5Elected Pope on March 13, 2013 to succeed Pope Benedict XVI who had resigned earlier that year.
6The first Pope from the Americas and from the Southern Hemisphere. He is also the first non-European Pope since Syrian-born Pope Gregory III in 741.


Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantástico2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Via Sacra do Jovem Solidário2013TV SpecialHimself (as Papa Francisco)
Caiga quien caiga - CQC2013TV SeriesHimself
O Sentido da Vida2017Documentary filmingHimself (unconfirmed)
Festival of Families2015TV MovieHimself
Papal Departure from JFK2015TV MovieHimself
Multi-religious Service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum2015TV MovieHimself
Papal Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School2015TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself
Journey of Faith: Vespers Service at St. Patrick's Cathedral2015TV MovieHimself
Papal Arrival at JFK Airport2015TV MovieHimself
Papal Mass in Washington DC2015TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Head of the Catholic Church (segment "Pope Francis")
Christmas Eve at St. Peter's Basilica2014TV SpecialHimself - Celebrant
Christmas Eve at St. Peter's Basilica2013TV SpecialHimself - Celebrant
Francis: The Pope from the New World2013DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Indian Priest2016Documentary completedHimself
Conspiracy2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimsel / Himself
Fox and Friends2015TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Meeting U.S. Children / Himself - At U.S. Capitol / Himself - Speech at U.S. Capitol
The Vatican Tapes2015Himself (uncredited)
60 Minutes2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Head of the Catholic Church (segment "Francis")
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell2014TV SeriesHimself
Red River Bible & Prophecy Conference2014TV SeriesHimself
Frontline2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Head of the Catholic Church
Gracias por venir, gracias por estar2013TV SeriesHimself
1002 Momentos de la tele2013TV SeriesHimself
Moyers & Company2013TV SeriesHimself
¿Quién es el Papa Francisco?2013Video
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHimself

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#Quote
1Dear Armenian Brothers and Sisters, A century has passed since that horrific massacre which was a true martyrdom of your people, in which many innocent people died as confessors and martyrs for the name of Christ. Even today, there is not an Armenian family untouched by the loss of loved ones due to that tragedy: it truly was 'Metz Yeghern', the 'Great Evil', as it is known by Armenians...It is the responsibility not only of the Armenian people and the universal Church to recall all that has taken place, but of the entire human family, so that the warnings from this tragedy will protect us from falling into a similar horror, which offends against God and human dignity.
2Eight months without a visit from her children, that is a mortal sin. Where the elderly are not honored, there is no future for the young. A society where the elderly are discarded carries within it the virus of death. If we do not learn to look after and to respect our elderly, we will be treated in the same way. The quality of a society, I mean of a civilization, is also judged by how it treats elderly people and by the place it gives them in community life.
3Before God and his people, I express my sorrow for the sins and grave crimes of clerical sexual abuse committed against you.
4The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! 'Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class! We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter that so much. We must meet one another doing good. 'But I don't believe, Father, I am an atheist!' But do good: we will meet one another there.
5[Adressing a group of 15 couples that have been married between 25 and 60 years during a daily Mass, Pope Francis stressed the importance of three qualities in a successful Christian marriage - faithfulness, perseverance and fruitfulness.] This culture of well-being from 10 years ago convinced us: It's better not to have children! It's better! You can go explore the world, go on holiday, you can have a villa in the countryside, you can be carefree... it might be better - more comfortable - to have a dog, two cats, and the love goes to the two cats and the dog. Is this true or is this not? Have you seen it? Then, in the end this marriage comes to old age in solitude, with the bitterness of loneliness.
6[Public warning to Italy's mobsters on March 21, 2014] This life that you live now won't give you pleasure. It won't give you joy or happiness. Blood-stained money, blood-stained power, you can't bring it with you to your next life. Repent. There's still time to not end up in hell, which is what awaits you if you continue on this path.
7[admitting to sometimes nodding off during prayers, after a long and busy day] It is good to fall asleep in God's presence.
8Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.
9Politics is the most important of civil activities and has its own field of action, which is not that of religion.
10Unrestrained liberalism only makes the strong stronger and the weak weaker and excludes the most excluded.
11[on the actions of some former pontiffs] They have often been narcissists, flattered and thrilled by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy.
12[on the training of priests] It must be a work of art, not a police action. We must form their hearts. Otherwise we are creating little monsters. And then these little monsters mold the people of God. This really gives me goose-bumps.
13We are all sinners, but we are all not corrupt.
14[On having the retired Pope Benedict to consult] (It) is like having a grandfather at home -- a very wise grandfather.
15[in an interview, referring to the Church being 'obsessed' with gay people, abortion and contraception] This church, with which we should be thinking, is the home of all, not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people. We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.
16[Addressing the issue of the gay lobby, Pope Francis said it was important to "distinguish between a person who is gay and someone who makes a gay lobby," saying, "a gay lobby isn't good."] A gay person who is seeking God, who is of good will -- well, who am I to judge him? The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well. It says one must not marginalize these persons, they must be integrated into society. The problem isn't this (homosexual) orientation -- we must be like brothers and sisters. The problem is something else, the problem is lobbying either for this orientation or a political lobby or a Masonic lobby.
17[as Cardinal Bergoglio, on whether demanding celibacy lies at the core of clerical sex abuse] If a priest is a pedophile, he is so before he becomes a priest.
18[to the cardinals who elected him the new pontiff] May God forgive you.
19[on the issue of abortion] Preventing the development of a being that already has the genetic code of a human being is not ethical.
20[to the crowds thronging St. Peter's Square following his election] Now I would like to give the blessing, but first I want to ask you a favor. Before the bishop blesses the people, I ask that you would pray to the Lord to bless me - the prayer of the people for their bishop. Let us say this prayer - your prayer for me - in silence.
21[on the practice of relocating to other parishes those priests behaving inappropriately with children] This is stupid because the priest continues to carry the problem in his backpack.


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