You should probably know this about the pope

We know him as Pope Francis. But what else could we know about him?

 

1. He’s a Jesuit.

Okay this one you probably already knew because BC and the entire world has made a point to mention it.

2. He gets to live in a palace.

Pope Francis will move into the Apostolic Palace which has roughly 1,400 rooms.  It is the second largest palace in the world, only behind the Dalai Lama’s in Tibet.

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3. He only has one lung.

As a teenager Pope Francis had a lung removed due to an infection.

4. He’s the first non-European born pope.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pope Francis is not only the first non-European born pope in modern times, but the first South American pope ever.

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5. He takes public transportation.

Well, used to take public transportation. He opted to live simply--meaning Pope Francis would take buses and other forms of public transport. Now he’ll have to settle for the “pope mobile” for simplicity.

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6. He cooks his own food.

Regardless of whether or not he’s making gourmet meal or microwaving a TV dinner, it’s going to be a challenge for Pope Francis to find time to make his own meals with all of his new pope duties. The fact that he cooked while  a cardinal and spent time traveling on a bus is astounding.

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7. There’s no roman numeral after his name for a reason.

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is the first person to take the name of St. Francis of Assisi since he wanted to honor the poor and destitute as well as nature.

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