Is Pope Francis married? No, he isn’t. This means, he hasn’t celebrated his wedding and has nobody in his life to whom he may introduce as his wife. He is the man who has spent his whole life in the name of God and therefore hasn’t wasted time in the materialistic world. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Francis:
Who is Pope Francis?
Pope Francis is sovereign of the Vatican City who is also recognized for serving as the head of the Catholic Church. He is worldwide popular for being the first Jesuit pope, the first from both southern hemispheres and Americas. He is the first pope from outside Europe since after the 8th century. He was born on 17 December 1936, which makes the age of Pope Francis be 84 years old as of 2020. Regarding his nationality, he is Argentine and also carries Vatican citizenship as well.
Early Life and Education
Born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, his place of birth is in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Talking about his family, he was born to the parents named Mario José Bergoglio (father) and Regina María Sívori (mother). He was born as the first child to his parents and is blessed with other four siblings named María Elena, Alberto Horacio, Marta Regina and Oscar Adrián.
Talking more about his family background, his father Mario Bergoglio (1908–1959) was an Italian immigrant accountant whereas his mother Regina María Sívori(1911–1981) was from Buenos Aires belonging to a family from northern Italian. As per the records, the family of Mario left their country Italy in order to survive from the fascist rule of Benito Mussolini in 1929.
Talking about his education and academic achievements, Bergoglio was enrolled at Wilfrid Barón de los Santos Ángeles in Buenos Aires and later joined Escuela Técnica Industrial N° 27 Hipólito Yrigoyen, a technical secondary school. He received his graduation with a chemical technician’s diploma.
Career and Professional Life
Previously, he served in the foods section at Hickethier-Bachmann Laboratory under the supervision of Uruguayan martyr Esther Ballestrino. He also gained the experience of working as a bar bouncer and has also served as a janitor sweeping floors before joining the Jesuits.
At his youth age, he suffered from life-threatening pneumonia. He was equally interested in sports where Bergoglio is said to be a lifelong supporter of San Lorenzo de Almagro football club. He is also interested in traditional music, milonga and is impressed by the movies including Tita Merello.
In 1969, he has ordained a Catholic priest and later became Argentina’s provincial superior of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for about six years from 1973 to 1979. In 1988, he turned as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires and was also considered as a political rival by the administrations of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Néstor Kirchner.
He was elected as the successor of Pope Benedict XVI after his resignation on 28 February 2013. Pope Francis is always known for his humility, international visibility as Pope, commitment to interfaith dialogue and his emphasis on God’s mercy. He is also known for being concerned for the poor people. He is always conscious regarding the welcoming nature of the church and doesn’t support unbridled capitalism and Marxism. He has also presented his traditional views of the church in a matter of marriage, abortion, the ordination of women and clerical celibacy.
Pope Francis is not married and is free from the headache of conjugal life and the worries of a wife. We have no information regarding the Pope’s personal life which has been the major curiosity among the public. There are two biographical films related to him including Francis: Pray for me (Argentina, 2015) and Call Me Francesco (Italy, 2015). He became the first Pope to create a profile on Instagram on 19 March 2016 and set a record of amassing over 1 million followers within the twelve hours of creation of the Instagram account.
The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has a perfect height of 5 feet and 9 inches. He is said to have a weight of 74 kilograms and seems like he has a perfectly balanced body. Even at this age of 80s, he looks physically active and his cheerful smile has been spreading hope and happiness among the people.
Salary and Net worth
Pope Francis has an estimated net worth of 73 million USD. He is credited for being the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church and was able to earn the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen in 2016 in Germany. For his greatness, he has garnered number of awards in his name.
Wiki and Facts
Being the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, the bio of Pope Francis is prepared by the number of wiki sites including Wikipedia. His Instagram profile is available @franciscus where he has retained over 6 million followers now. Likewise, his Twitter account is reachable @Pontifex where Pope has amassed more than 18 million followers.