The 266th Pope of the Catholic Church who took over for Benedict XVI in March of 2013. He made waves throughout the world for his modern views on homosexuality and contraception.
Ordained a priest in 1969, he rose through the ranks to become Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and cardinal in 2001.
In contrast to his predecessor’s somewhat aloof style, he showed himself to be a people of the people, often mingling with the faithful.
He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the eldest of five children of Italian immigrants.
It was Pope John Paul II who elevated him to the post of Cardinal in 2001.
Pope Francis Age
How old is Pope Francis? He was born in 1936, he is 85 years old.
Pope Francis Wiki
|Famous as||Religious Leader|
|Age||85 years old|
|Birthday||December 17, 1936|
|Birthplace||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Quotes by Pope Francis
Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?… It is necessary to accompany them with mercy.— Pope Francis
It is true that going out on to the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But if the church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age. And if I had to choose between a wounded church that goes out on to the streets and a sick, withdrawn church, I would definitely choose the first one.— Pope Francis
Those who today always look for disciplinarian solutions, those who long for an exaggerated doctrinal ‘security,’ those who stubbornly try to recover a past that no longer exists – they have a static and inward-directed view of things. In this way, faith becomes an ideology among other ideologies.— Pope Francis
The Jesuits have a vow to obey the pope, but if the pope is a Jesuit, maybe he should have a vow to obey the superior general… I feel like I’m still a Jesuit in terms of my spirituality, what I have in my heart.— Pope Francis
Agape, the love of each one of us for the other, from the closest to the furthest, is in fact the only way that Jesus has given us to find the way of salvation and of the Beatitudes.— Pope Francis