12 things to know about Pope Francis

Published On: Mar 14 2013 10:40:01 AM PDT   Updated On: Dec 16 2014 11:00:00 PM PST

Pope Francis turns 78 years old today. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis old3 (1)
5 / 13

5. After years of teaching at Catholic school and seminaries and spending time counseling priests, Bergoglio became the new archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was made cardinal in 2001.

Advertisement

E-News Registration

Most Popular

Advertisement

Multimedia