71 Facts About Papa Francisco

1. Papa Francisco spent several months at the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt, Germany, considering possible dissertation topics.

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2. Papa Francisco urged peace during his time in the religiously diverse city, known as the "Jerusalem of Europe".

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3. Papa Francisco said in a televised news conference, "I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the [Catholic] church.

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4. Papa Francisco celebrated an ecumenical liturgy together with the president of the Lutheran World Federation Bishop Dr Munib Younan.

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5. Papa Francisco spoke out against "Gender Theory", that is the concept that gender identity is not definite and can change, being taught in schools.

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6. Papa Francisco states that "If, hypothetically, Western Catholicism were to review the issue of celibacy, I think it would do so for cultural reasons, not so much as a universal option.

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7. Papa Francisco considers that, although the first witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus were women, their significance was ignored because in Jewish law, only males are credible witnesses.

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8. Papa Francisco maintained that, in those cases, priests should not refuse to baptize those children.

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9. Papa Francisco started a day of student celebrations by going to confession.

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10. Papa Francisco went on to describe social debt as "immoral, unjust, and illegitimate".

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11. Papa Francisco said the confessional should be used to motivate people to better themselves.

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12. Papa Francisco established two new Secretariats in the Roman Curia: the Secretariat for the Economy, and the Secretariat for Communications.

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13. Papa Francisco published his second one, entitled, on 18 June 2015, concerning care for the planet.

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14. Papa Francisco continued to assert Catholic doctrine, in less dramatic tone than his recent predecessors, who maintained that the Catholic Church is not a democracy of popular opinion.

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15. Papa Francisco abolished the €25,000 annual bonus paid to the cardinals serving on the Board of Supervisors for the Vatican bank.

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16. Papa Francisco explained that, as it was becoming clear during the conclave voting that he would be elected the new bishop of Rome, the Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes had embraced him and whispered, "Don't forget the poor", which had made Bergoglio think of the saint.

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17. Papa Francisco celebrated Mass in the presence of various political and religious leaders from around the world.

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18. Papa Francisco is the first pope since Pope Pius X to live outside the papal apartments.

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19. Papa Francisco was known to be devoted to St Therese of Lisieux, and he enclosed a small picture of her in the letters he wrote, calling her "a great missionary saint".

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20. Papa Francisco limited his time in Rome to "lightning visits".

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21. Papa Francisco took public transportation and cooked his own meals.

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22. Papa Francisco lived in a small apartment, rather than in the elegant bishop's residence in the suburb of Olivos.

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23. Papa Francisco was a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Congregation for the Clergy, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Commission for Latin America.

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24. Papa Francisco was reelected to another three-year term on 11 November 2008.

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25. Papa Francisco chose as his episcopal motto Miserando atque eligendo.

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26. Papa Francisco was removed as rector by the Jesuit superior-general Peter Hans Kolvenbach because Bergoglio's policy of educating the young Jesuits in direct pastoral work and in popular religiosity was opposed to the worldwide trend in the Society of Jesus of emphasizing social justice based on sociological analysis, especially promoted by the Centro de Investigaciones y Accion Social.

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27. Papa Francisco made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1973, shortly after being named provincial superior, but his stay was shortened by the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War.

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28. Papa Francisco was named provincial superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina on 31 July 1973 and served until 1979.

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29. Papa Francisco took the final fourth vow in the Society of Jesus on 22 April 1973.

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30. Papa Francisco worked for a few years in that capacity in the foods section at Hickethier-Bachmann Laboratory where his boss was Esther Ballestrino.

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31. Papa Francisco attended the technical secondary school Escuela Tecnica Industrial N° 27 Hipolito Yrigoyen, named after a past President of Argentina, and graduated with a chemical technician's diploma.

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32. Papa Francisco does not support unbridled capitalism, Marxism, or Marxist versions of liberation theology.

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33. Papa Francisco maintains that the Church should be more open and welcoming.

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34. Papa Francisco is credited with having a less formal approach to the papacy than his predecessors, for instance choosing to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse rather than in the papal apartments of the Apostolic Palace used by previous popes.

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35. Papa Francisco chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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36. Papa Francisco led the Argentine Church during the December 2001 riots in Argentina.

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37. Papa Francisco urged peace during his time in the religiously diverse city, known as the "Jerusalem of Europe".

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38. Papa Francisco said in a televised news conference, "I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the [Catholic] church.

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39. Papa Francisco celebrated an ecumenical liturgy together with the president of the Lutheran World Federation Bishop Dr Munib Younan.

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40. Papa Francisco spoke out against "Gender Theory", that is the concept that gender identity is not definite and can change, being taught in schools.

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41. Papa Francisco states that "If, hypothetically, Western Catholicism were to review the issue of celibacy, I think it would do so for cultural reasons, not so much as a universal option.

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42. Papa Francisco considers that, although the first witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus were women, their significance was ignored because in Jewish law, only males are credible witnesses.

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43. Papa Francisco maintained that, in those cases, priests should not refuse to baptize those children.

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44. Papa Francisco went on to describe social debt as "immoral, unjust, and illegitimate".

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45. Papa Francisco started a day of student celebrations by going to confession.

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46. Papa Francisco said the confessional should be used to motivate people to better themselves.

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47. Papa Francisco established two new Secretariats in the Roman Curia: the Secretariat for the Economy, and the Secretariat for Communications.

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48. Papa Francisco published his second one, entitled, on 18 June 2015, concerning care for the planet.

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49. Papa Francisco continued to assert Catholic doctrine, in less dramatic tone than his recent predecessors, who maintained that the Catholic Church is not a democracy of popular opinion.

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50. Papa Francisco abolished the €25,000 annual bonus paid to the cardinals serving on the Board of Supervisors for the Vatican bank.

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51. Papa Francisco explained that, as it was becoming clear during the conclave voting that he would be elected the new bishop of Rome, the Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes had embraced him and whispered, "Don't forget the poor", which had made Bergoglio think of the saint.

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52. Papa Francisco celebrated Mass in the presence of various political and religious leaders from around the world.

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53. Papa Francisco is the first pope since Pope Pius X to live outside the papal apartments.

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54. Papa Francisco was known to be devoted to St Therese of Lisieux, and he enclosed a small picture of her in the letters he wrote, calling her "a great missionary saint".

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55. Papa Francisco limited his time in Rome to "lightning visits".

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56. Papa Francisco took public transportation and cooked his own meals.

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57. Papa Francisco lived in a small apartment, rather than in the elegant bishop's residence in the suburb of Olivos.

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58. Papa Francisco was a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Congregation for the Clergy, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Commission for Latin America.

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59. Papa Francisco was reelected to another three-year term on 11 November 2008.

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60. Papa Francisco chose as his episcopal motto Miserando atque eligendo.

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61. Papa Francisco was removed as rector by the Jesuit superior-general Peter Hans Kolvenbach because Bergoglio's policy of educating the young Jesuits in direct pastoral work and in popular religiosity was opposed to the worldwide trend in the Society of Jesus of emphasizing social justice based on sociological analysis, especially promoted by the Centro de Investigaciones y Accion Social.

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62. Papa Francisco made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1973, shortly after being named provincial superior, but his stay was shortened by the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War.

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63. Papa Francisco was named provincial superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina on 31 July 1973 and served until 1979.

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64. Papa Francisco took the final fourth vow in the Society of Jesus on 22 April 1973.

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65. Papa Francisco worked for a few years in that capacity in the foods section at Hickethier-Bachmann Laboratory where his boss was Esther Ballestrino.

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66. Papa Francisco attended the technical secondary school Escuela Tecnica Industrial N° 27 Hipolito Yrigoyen, named after a past President of Argentina, and graduated with a chemical technician's diploma.

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67. Papa Francisco does not support unbridled capitalism, Marxism, or Marxist versions of liberation theology.

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68. Papa Francisco maintains that the Church should be more open and welcoming.

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69. Papa Francisco is credited with having a less formal approach to the papacy than his predecessors, for instance choosing to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse rather than in the papal apartments of the Apostolic Palace used by previous popes.

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70. Papa Francisco chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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71. Papa Francisco led the Argentine Church during the December 2001 riots in Argentina.

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