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Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio; 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas,  and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technologist and nightclub bouncer before beginning seminary studies. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969.

Francis maintains the traditional views of the Church regarding abortion, marriage, ordination of women, and clerical celibacy. He opposes consumerism and overdevelopment, and supports taking action on climate change.



The Vatican is a very old and traditional institution. This Pope is doing what he can to alter the course of the Church towards one which is sustainable in the future. He seems to be a better Pope than those before him.


Pope Francis is the head of the Roman Catholic Church, and as such is supposed to exist in a perfect state of morality. To the Roman Catholics, the Pope is always supposed to be infallible, but even the Catholics themselves sometimes find the Pope a bit too conservative for their liking.

Pope Francis is very popular, and many people flock to the Vatican to receive his blessing.


Религия, в любом виде, тормозит развитие общества. Так как можно относиться положительно к человеку, который продвигает данную религию?

cacho fontana

I am very worried, because the Pope is no longer the Pope of all people in Argentina, but only of Cristina Kirchner and her friends.

cacho fontana

y pocos cambios. Ha prometido más de lo que podía hacer. Y se ha embarcado en una acción política directa en su país, Argentina, apoyando sin tapujos a las figuras más corruptas del panorama político, a personajes acusados de graves delitos y muchos de ellos presos por corrupción. La peor de todas: Cristina Kirchner, ex presidenta y ladrona sin límites. La opción de Francisco está aparentemente justificada por su oposición al Presidente Macri, con quien disiente profundamente. Pero su acción papal ha ahondado la profunda división que atraviesa al país. No precisamente lo que se espera de un pastor...