25 Interesting Facts About Pope Francis You Probably Didn’t Know

Pope Francis recently visited the United States, a momentous event that has left many lives changed (apparently, including current United States House of Representative Speaker John Boehner). What is it about this man that is so contagious? Is it his genuineness? His beautiful selfless acts of compassion (like kissing the feet of Aid victims and allowing the children to come near him)? Is it his humor? It could be all of this and more. The truth however stands the Pope Francis is one of the most interesting individuals on the face of our world today. He could even be one of the most interesting Popes ever! Facts about Pope Francis may confirm this statement. For example, did you know that his Holiness studied philosophy at the Catholic University of Buenos Aires and also has a master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires? It’s true. How about the fact that Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III in 741. And probably one of my favorite facts, Pope Francis worked as a bouncer in a Buenos Aries bar to help pay for his studies (in other words, don’t mess with this pope). These are but a few facts, but today we bring you 25 Interesting Facts About Pope Francis You Probably Didn’t Know.

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Francis is the Pope of many firsts. He is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III in 741.

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He is unusually multilingual, speaking Spanish, Latin and Italian fluently and understanding German, French, Portuguese, English, and Ukrainian.

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He chose his papal name due to the humility and austerity associated with St. Francis of Assisi and he really lives up to his reputation. While Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he lived in a simple apartment and rode the bus. When he was elected the Pope, he flew to Rome in economy class.

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The Pontiff had only one functioning lung. He had a part of his right lung removed in his youth due to an infection, but he appears to be in good health even at the ripe age of almost 78.

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As a true-blooded Argentine, he is a big fan of tango. According to the Catholic News Agency, several thousands of tango dancers are expected to perform for him on the St. Peter´s Square on his 78th birthday.

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