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.

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4. The new pontiff was born in Buenos Aires in 1936. The son of immigrants, he is of Italian descent.

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