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Pope Francis


Pope, Bishop of Rome

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born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936; entered Society of Jesus, 1958; ordained priest 1969; final vows 1973; Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina (1973-1979); Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (1992-1997); Archbishop of Buenos Aires (1998-2013); created Cardinal 2001; Ordinary of the Ordinariate for the Faithful of the Eastern Rites in Argentina (1998-2013); President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (2005-2011); elected Pope March 13, 2013.

See also documents authored by Francis