Pope Francis

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Person.png Pope Francis   WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Jesuit)
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Born1936-12-17
Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityArgentinian
CitizenshipVatican
ReligionRoman Catholic
Parents • Mario José Bergoglio
• Regina María Sívori

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In office
13 March 2013 - Present

Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio) is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

Controversies

On 24 Feb 2016, Miriam Wuolou, his receptionist, aged 34, seven-months pregnant, was found dead.[1][2][3]

His associate and close friend Gustavo Vera, who has been commenting on the political influence of the pope in Argentina,[4] has been accused by Natacha Jaitt to be involved in child prostitution.

Child pornography

Pope Francis "has declared zero tolerance over [sex] abuse scandals that have beset the Church for decades, but has appeared to struggle to overcome resistance within the Vatican hierarchy".[5]


 

A Document by Pope Francis

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:December 2016 Papal Letterletter6 December 2016Knights of MaltaA leaked "strictly confidential" set of two letters: one from Pope Francis (in Italian & English) to Knights of Malta Cardinal Patron Raymond Burke, who has added his own covering letter addressed to Grand Master Festing. Pope Francis appears to demand that Freemasonry ("relativist" groups contrary to the Catholic faith) be rooted out of the Knights, and that those complicit (e.g., von Boeselager) in practices contrary to Church teaching be dealt with.

 

Related Quotation

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Gustavo Vera“Justo Gustavo Vera, is a pimp, sex-trafficker, and accomplice of the Pope and, as I predicted, was tried for misappropriation of funds at Alameda and other illegal acts. God will do what is just, someday. Amen.”Gustavo Vera
Natacha Jaitt
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