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Roman Catholic Church
2013–present
Supreme Pontiff, Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City State The Holy See - Pontificate of Francis (his own), Vatican City State
1969–present
Ordained a priest by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano Arquidiócesis de Córdoba / Argentina
20012013
Cardinal-Priest of San Roberto Bellarmino The Holy See - Pontificate of John Paul II, Vatican City State
19982013
Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires The Holy See - Pontificate of John Paul II, Vatican City State
19982013
Ordinary of Argentina of the Eastern Rite Ordinariate for the Faithful of the Eastern Rites in Argentina
19971998
Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires The Holy See - Pontificate of John Paul II, Vatican City State
19921997
Titular Bishop of Auca and Auxiliary of Buenos Aires (Cardinal Antonio Quarracino served as principal consecrator) The Holy See - Pontificate of John Paul II, Vatican City State
19901992
Confessor and Spiritual Director to the Jesuit community Society of Jesus / Córdoba, Argentina
19801986
Pastor Patriarca San Jose Parish / Diocese of San Miguel
19801986
Rector Philosophical and Theological Faculty / San Miguel, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
19731979
Provincial Superior Society of Jesus / Argentina
19721973
Novice Master and Professor of Theology San Miguel Seminary / San Miguel, Buenos Aires Province Argentina
1966
Professor of literature and psychology Colegio del Salvatore / Buenos Aires, Argentina
19641965
Professor of literature and psychology Immaculate Conception College / Santa Fé, Argentina
1960
Officially became a Jesuit Society of Jesus / Argentina
1958
Entered the novitate Society of Jesus / Argentina
1955
Entered the seminary Inmaculada Concepción Seminary / Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires Argentina
Hickethier-Bachmann Laboratory / Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chemical Technician Foods Section

Professional affiliations

20052011
Argentine Episcopal Conference Buenos Aires, Argentina President
2001
Snyod of Bishops Rome, Italy Special Secretary
2001
Commission for Latin America Roman Curia of the Holy See Member
2001
Pontifical Council for the Family Roman Curia of the Holy See Member
2001
Congregation for the Clergy Roman Curia of the Holy See Member
2001
Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life Roman Curia of the Holy See Member
2001
Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Roman Curia of the Holy See Member

Accomplishments of note

2016
Author, non-fiction: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division /Huntington, Indiana USA
2016
Author, non-fiction: Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children from Around the World Publisher: Loyola Press / Chicago, Illinois USA
2016
Author, non-fiction: The Joy of Discipleship: Reflections from Pope Francis on Walking with Christ Publisher: Loyola Press / Chicago, Illinois USA
2016
Author, non-fiction: The Name of God Is Mercy Publisher: Random House; Tra edition / New York, New York USA with Oonagh Stransky (Translator) Published in 84 countries
2015
Author, non-fiction: The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis Publisher: Franciscan Media / Cincinnati, Ohio USA
2015
Honorific Eponyms: The Pope Francis Center for the Poor Palo, Leyte Philippines Supreme Pontiff’s gift to the people of Leyte who were victims of the super typhoon Yolanda
2015
Author, non-fiction: Lent with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections and Prayers Publisher: Pauline Books & Media / New York, New York USA
2015
Author, non-fiction: Morning Homilies II Publisher: Orbis Books / Maryknoll, New York USA
2015
Author, non-fiction: Pope Francis and the Joy of Family Life: Daily Reflections Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division /Huntington, Indiana USA with Kevin Cotter
2015
Author, non-fiction: God Is Always Near: Conversations with Pope Francis Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division /Huntington, Indiana USA
2015
Author, non-fiction: Pope Francis Speaks to the United States and Cuba: Speeches, Homilies, and Interviews Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division /Huntington, Indiana USA
2015
Author, non-fiction: Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church Publisher: Loyola Press / Chicago, Illinois USA
2015
Author, non-fiction: Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company / NewYork, New York USA
2015
Author, non-fiction: Laudato Si – Encyclical on Climate Change and Inquality: On Care For Our Common Home Melville House Publishing / Brooklyn, New York USA with Naomi Oreskes (introduction) Published in Italian, German, English, Spanish, French, Polish, Portuguese and Arabic
2015
Author, non-fiction: Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday Publisher: Image Publishing / Colorado Springs, Colorado USA with Antonio Spadaro
2015
Author, non-fiction: Give Us this Day, Our Daily Love: Pope Francis on the Family Publisher: Pauline Books & Media / New York, New York USA
2015
Author, non-fiction: The Spirit of Saint Francis: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis Publisher: Franciscan Media / Cincinnati, Ohio USA with Alicia von Stamwitz
2015
Author, non-fiction: A Year of Mercy: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis Publisher: Franciscan Media / Cincinnati, Ohio USA with Diane M. Houdek
2015
Author, non-fiction: Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division /Huntington, Indiana USA
2015
Author, non-fiction: The Face of Mercy Publisher: Pauline Books and Media / New York, New York USA
2015
Author, non-fiction: On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century Publisher: Image Publishing / Colorado Springs, Colorado USA with Abraham Skorka
2015
Author, non-fiction: Family and Life: Pastoral Teachings Publisher: Pauline Books & Media / New York, New York USA
2015
Dedication: Ennio Morricone composed a Mass setting (Missa Papae Francisci) named after the Pope, for the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuit order Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesu / Rome, Italy
2015
Dedication: composer Ludger Stühlmeyer dedicated his work Klangrede – Sonnengesang des Franziskus, for choir (SATB) and instruments, to Pope Francis (Suae Sanctitati Papae Francisci dedicat.)
2014
Author, non-fiction: New Beginning, New Hope: Words of Pope Francis Holy Week Through Pentecost Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division /Huntington, Indiana USA
2014
Author, non-fiction: The People Wish to See Jesus: Reflections for Those Who Teach Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Company / New York, New York USA The Pope Francis Resource Library
2014
Author, non-fiction: A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division / Huntington, Indiana USA with Kevin Cotter
2014
Author, non-fiction: The Church of Mercy Publisher: Loyola Press / Chicago, Illinois USA
2014
Author, non-fiction: The Way of Humility: Corruption and Sin; On Self-Accusation Publisher: Ignatius Press / San Francisco, California USA
2014
Author, non-fiction: Your First Communion: Meeting Jesus, Your True Joy Publisher: Ignatius Press / San Francisco, California USA
2013
Author, non-fictio: The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium Publisher: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; F Second Printing / Washington, District of Columbia USA
2013
Author, non-fiction: The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis: Hold on to Hope, Vol 1 Publisher: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops / Washington, District of Columbia USA
2013
Author, non-fiction: Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company / New York, New York USA
2013
Author, non-fiction: I Ask You to Pray for Me: Opening a Horizon of Hope Publisher: Paulist Press / Mahwah, New Jersey USA
2013
Author, non-fiction: The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis: The Joy of Evangelization Publisher: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops / Washington, District of Columbia USA
2013
Author, non-fiction: Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division /Huntington, Indiana USA with Kevin Cotter (Author)
2013
Author, non-fiction: Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith Publisher: Image Publishing / Colorado Springs, Colorado USA with Forward by Scott Hahn
2013
Author, non-fiction: Only Love Can Save Us: Letters, Homilies, and Talks of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division /Huntington, Indiana USA
2013
Author, non-fiction: Witnesses to the Risen Christ: Addresses of Pope Francis Publisher: Catholic Truth Society / London, Great Britain United Kingdom
2013
Author, non-fiction: World Youth Day - Brazil: Homilies and Addresses of Pope Francis Publisher: Catholic Truth Society / London, Great Britain United Kingdom
2013
Author, non-fiction: Pope Francis Speaks to Our Hearts: Words of Challenge and Hope Publisher: Word Among Us Press / Frederick, Maryland USA
2013
First citizen from the Americas, first non-European and first Jesuit priest to be named Pope
2011
Author, non-fiction: Nosotros como ciudadanos, nosotros como pueblo: hacia un bicentenario en justicia y solidaridad [Ourselves as Citizens, Ourselves as a People: towards a Bicentenary in Justice and Solidarity] Publisher: Buenos Aires: Editorial Claretiana (in Spanish)
2010
Author, non-fiction: Sobre el cielo y la tierra [On Heaven and Earth] Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana (in Spanish) with Abraham Skorka Published in English 2013
2010
Author, non-fiction: Seminario Internacional: consenso para el desarrollo: reflexiones sobre solidaridad y desarrollo [International seminar: Consensus about Development: Reflexions on Solidarity and Development] Publisher: Buenos Aires: EPOCA (in Spanish)
2009
Author, non-fiction: Seminario: las deudas sociales de nuestro tiempo: la deuda social según la doctrina de la iglesia [Seminar: the Social Debts of Our Time: Social Debt According to Church Doctrine] Publisher: Buenos Aires: EPOCA-USAL (in Spanish)
2007
Author, non-fiction: El verdadero poder es el servicio [True Power Is Service] Publisher: Buenos Aires: Editorial Claretiana (in Spanish)
2006
Author, non-fiction: Sobre la acusación de sí mismo [On Self-Accusation, (or from the Italian, Humility: The Road towards God)] Publisher: Buenos Aires: Editorial Claretiana (in Spanish)
2006
Author, non-fiction: Corrupción y pecado: algunas reflexiones en torno al tema de la corrupción [Corruption and Sin: Some Thoughts on Corruption] Publisher: Buenos Aires: Editorial Claretiana (in Spanish)
2005
Author, non-fiction: La nación por construir: utopía, pensamiento y compromiso: VIII Jornada de Pastoral Social [The Nation to Be Built: Utopia, Thought, and Commitment] Publisher: Buenos Aires: Editorial Claretiana (in Spanish)
2003
Author, non-fiction: Educar: exigencia y pasión: desafíos para educadores cristianos [To Educate: Exactingness and Passion: Challenges for Christian Educators] Publisher: Buenos Aires: Editorial Claretiana (in Spanish)
2003
Author, non-fiction: Ponerse la patria al hombro: memoria y camino de esperanza [Putting the Motherland on One's Shoulders: Memoir and Path of Hope] Publisher: Buenos Aires: Editorial Claretiana (in Spanish)
1992
Author, non-fiction: Reflexiones en esperanza [Reflections of Hope] Publisher: Buenos Aires: Ediciones Universidad del Salvador (in Spanish)
1982
Author, non-fiction: Meditaciones para religiosos [Meditations for the Religious] Publisher: Buenos Aires: Diego de Torres (in Spanish)

Professional honors and awards

2016
International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen Society for the Conferring of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen For distinguished service on behalf of European unification
2015
Order of Merit "Father Luis Espinal Camps President Evo Morales, Plurinational State of Bolivia For outstanding work in defense of the poor, marginalized and sick
2015
Person of the Year People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) For his request that all Catholics to be kind to animals
2015
Grand Collar of the Order of the Condor of the Andes President Evo Morales, Plurinational State of Bolivia For exceptional civil or military merit shown
2013
Man of the Year Vanity Fair Italia In recognition of his words and deeds during his first one hundred days as Pontiff
2013
Person of the Year Time Magazine For his dedication to "humility" and his fight against poverty

Community

Nationality
Argentine
Denomination
Roman Catholic
Hobbies
Lifelong supporter of the San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer club; a fan of the films of Tita Merello, neorealism, tango dancing, and an "intense fondness" for the traditional music of Argentina and Uruguay known as the milonga

Education

Primary school
Wilfrid Barón de los Santos Ángeles
Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires Argentina
Secondary school
Escuela Técnica Industrial N° 27 Hipólito Yrigoyen Buenos Aires, Argentina

Graduated with a chemical technician's diploma

Seminary
Inmaculada Concepción Seminary, Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires, Argentina 19551958
Doctoral
Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology Frankfurt am Main, Germany 1986
Post-Graduate
Universidad de Alcalá Alcalá de Henares, Madrid Spain Completed his final stage of spiritual training as a Jesuit, tertianship 19701971
Post-Graduate
Facultades de Filosofia y Teologia de San Miguel (Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel) San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina Theology 19671970
Post-Graduate
Colegio Máximo de San José San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina Licentiate Degree (equivalent to an M.Sc. or M.A.) Philosophy 19601963
Native language
Spanish
Other languages
Italian, German, Latin, French, Portuguese, English and understands the Piedmontese language and some Genoese

Honorary Degrees

2015
Italian Sommelier Association Milan, Italy Honorary Sommelier Diploma

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
December 17, 1936
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marital status
Never married

Parents

Father
Mario José BERGOGLIO (1908 - 1959)
Mother
Regina María (Sívori Gogna) de Bergoglio (1911 - 1981)

Grandparents

Father's father
Giovanni Angelo BERGOGLIO (1884 - 1964)
Father's mother
Rosa Margherita (Vasallo) de Bergoglio (1884 - 1974)
Mother's father
Francisco SIVORI Sturla (1874 - 1954)
Mother's mother
Maria (Gogna) de Sivori Sturla

Ancestry

Italian and German