3. Before being elected Pope, Bergoglio was the Cardinal-Priest of S. Roberto Bellarmino and the Cardinal-Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
The Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Liniers in August 2009.
4. He also has a master’s degree in chemistry and a licentiate in philosophy. He taught literature and psychology at Argentinian colleges.
7. Bergoglio believes in modesty. In Argentina, he traveled by bus instead of chauffer, lived in a small apartment instead of the cardinal’s residence, and discouraged Argentineans from flying to Rome for papal celebrations.
Bergoglio during a mass for Ash Wednesday 2013.
Bergoglio has denied accusations that he conspired with the military to kidnap two Jesuit priests who advocated for overthrowing the regime.
CNN vatican expert John Allen called Bergoglio’s choice “stunning” and “precedent shattering … there can be only one Francis.”
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