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Thursday, March 14, 2013

The new pope- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Who Will Be Pope Francis

The 76-year-old Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected as the new Pope, will be known as Pope Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.


Birth name-Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Born-17 December 1936 (age 76)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality-Argentina
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-Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (1992–1997)
Titular Bishop of Auca (1992–1997)
Archbishop of Buenos Aires (1998–2013)
Cardinal-Priest of St. Roberto Bellarmino (2001–2013)
Ordinary of the Ordinariate for the Faithful of the Eastern Rites in Argentina (1998–2013)
Motto
-Miserando atque eligendo
("With mercy and choosing"

He is also the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years and the first member of the Jesuit order to lead the church. who served as the archbishop of Buenos Aires, is the first pope to take the name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, revered among Catholics for his work with the poor. St. Francis is viewed as a reformer of the church, answering God's call to "repair my church in ruins."
Pope Francis (Jorge Bergoglio): Top 10 Facts You Need to Know


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