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Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Name: Pope Francis City: Vatican City Latest Album: Wake Up! Curiosity: Pope Francis was named the 266th Pope in 2013. He succeeded Pope Benedict XVI, and took the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope and the first Pope from the Americas, as well as the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere. He is the first to choose a name not used by a predecessor since Lando, in 913 AD. Website: Facebook: Pope-Francis Twitter: @Pontifex

Francis waves as he leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican
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