Pope Francis Rank
About Pope Francis
Pope Francis became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in 2013 becoming the first person from the Americas and the first non-European since Pope Gregory III of Syria to lead the Catholic Church. In 2013, Time magazine named him its “Person of the Year”.
He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969 and became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998. In 2001, he was elevated to the position of a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II.
He was the eldest of the five children born to Regina Maria Sivori and Mario José Bergoglio.
He once worked as a nightclub bouncer before starting his seminary studies and being ordained a Catholic priest.
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Pope Francis' Popularity
Pope Francis is a famous 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, who was born on December 17, 1936. As a person born on this date, Pope Francis is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (December 17) and the 1st most popular for the year (1936).
People born on December 17 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Pope Francis is the 2nd most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Pope Francis' birthday, Pope Francis ranks 1st in famous people born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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