Many people wonder, how old is Pope Francis? He’s 79, born on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pope Francis is also known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Ordained on March 13, 2013, he became the 266th pope of the Born the son of Regina Maria Sivori and Mario Jose Bergoglio, Pope Francis was the oldest of five brothers and sisters.How old is Pope Francis?
Many people wonder, how old is Pope Francis? He’s 79, born on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pope Francis is real name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Ordained on March 13, 2013, he became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Born the son of Regina Maria Sivori and Mario Jose Bergoglio, Pope Francis was the oldest of five brothers and sisters.
He shared a passion for dancing to the traditional music of Argentina and Uruguay. At Wilfrid Baron de Los Santos Angeles he graduated as a chemical technician. After graduation, the Pope worked in the food section at the Hickerthier-Bachmann Laboratory. This short career ended when he realized his true calling and started to venture into the priesthood.
Decreed as a priest in December 1969, the spiritual man began serving as Jesuit Provincial of Argentina in 1973. Regina, his mother, did not support his decision to enter the life of priesthood as she was a devoting Catholic. However, by the time of the ordaining of her on she was fine with his calling. Even going as far as aking for his special blessing at the end of his ordination ceremony.
From 1980 to 1986 he served six years at Colegio of San Jose as a rector and a professor of theology. Continuing his journey as a holy man, he was the Bishop of Auca and Auxiliary of Buenos Aires on May 20, 1992. A week later he was ordained. By February 1998, he became archbishop of Buenos Aires succeeding Antonio Quarracino.
Three years later in February of 2001 he was elevating to cardinal by the late Pope John Paul II. His official title was the Cardinal-Priest of Saint Robert Bellarmino. However, in 2005 he became the president of Bishops Conference of Argentina serving in that area until 2011.
After Pope John Paul II’s death in April 2005, Bergoglio continually received the second most votes in the 2005 papal conclave. On March 13, 2013, at age 76 Jorge Bergoglio naming the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Being the first citizen from the Americas and the first Jesuit priest to be name the pope. Now at the age of 79, Pope Francis receives admiration on a global scale.