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Pope Francis Net Worth

January 25, 2019
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How much is Pope Francis worth? $2 Million

How did Pope Francis earn his money and wealth?

Pope Francis was born in Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina (With Vatican citizenship) on 17 December 1936, and is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. He was the eldest child of Mario Jose Bergoglio and Regina Maria Sivori, who was a housewife born in Buenos Aires to a family of Northern Italian origin and Mario Bergoglio was an Italian immigrant accountant born in Portacomaro in Italy’s Piedmont region. Bergoglio attended the technical secondary school Escuela Technical Industrial N degree 27 Hipolito Yrigoyen in the sixth grade at Baron de Los Santos Angeles a school of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Ramos Mejia. Jorge Mario Bergoglio popularly known as Pope Francis attended work as a bar bouncer and as a janitor sweeping floors and with the only known health crisis of his youth. Jorge ran tests in a chemical laboratory, and at the age of 21, he had part of a lung excised shortly afterward because he was suffering from life-threatening pneumonia and three cysts. Bergoglio has been a lifelong supporter of San Lorenzo de Almagro football (soccer) and he was a fan of the films of Tita Merello, Neorealism as well as Tango dancing.

Bergoglio found his vocation to the priesthood, while he used to pass by the church when he would go to confess and was inspired by the priest. Bergoglio studied at the Archdiocesan Seminary (Roman Catholic Latin Rite religious institute), Inmaculada Concepcion Seminary, in Villa Devoto where he had a crush on a girl and briefly doubted about continuing the religious career. As a Jesuit novice, he studied humanities in Santiago and at the conclusion of his novitiate in the society of Jesuit on March 12, 1960, he made the religious profession of the initial perpetual vows of poverty and obedience of a member of the order.

In 1967, Bergoglio finished his theological studies and was ordained (Christian Churches, Holy orders) to the priesthood on 13 December, by Archbishop Ramon Jose Castellano where he attended the Facultades de Filosofia y Teologia de San Miguel a seminary in San Miguel. Bergoglio completed his final stage of spiritual training as a Jesuit, tertianship, at Alcala de Henares(Spain) where he served as the master of novices for the province there and became a professor of theology.

In the year 1973, he was named provincial superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina on July 31 and served until 1979, but he stayed there by the outbreak of the Yom Kippur war. Before taking up his appointment, he made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and he spent the first three months of 1980 in Ireland to learn English. After running to Argentina to take up his new post at San Miguel, staying at the Jesuit Centre at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy and served in that capacity until 1986. Bergoglio opposed to the worldwide trend in the social justice based on sociological analysis, especially promoted by the Centro de Investigaciones y Accion Social (CIAS).

On 8 November 2005, Bergoglio was elected as the President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference( Juan Hipolito del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Yrigoyen Alem) and he was re-elected to another three-year term on November 11, 2008, where he remained as a member of that Commission’s permanent governing body and the President of its committee for the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina. Francis told La Civilta Cattolica that the church does not need to speak constantly of the issues of abortion and homosexuality and that the priests should be so prone to condemn and should be more welcoming. Francis’ motto was Miserando atque eligendo, meaning it is all about Jesus’ mercy towards sinners and he also said that the most powerful message of Jesus Christ is “Mercy”.

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