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Pope Francis

Argentine Roman Catholic priest

Pope Francis is an Argentine Roman Catholic priest, Jesuit, Archbishop Metropolitan of Buenos Aires and thus Primate of Argentina from 1998 to 2013, Cardinal Presbyter from 2001 to 2013, 266th Pope, and 8th Sovereign of the Vatican City State since March 13, 2013. 1)

Francis likes Tango

As a young child, one of Pope Francis' favorite interests was to go dancing with friends. He also had a favorite dance. “I love to tango and I used to dance when I was young,” the Pope said in El Jesuita's biography. 2)

He hasn't watched TV since 1990

Pope Francis has not watched television since 15 June 1990, when he made a vow to the Virgin Mary that he would abstain. As a result, he barely saw San Lorenzo-a football team he helped as a boy-play, preferring to keep up with the team through newspaper coverage. 3)

Part of his right lung was removed

At the age of 21, Pope Francis suffered from life-threatening pneumonia and developed three cysts. Part of his lung was excised to help combat the illness. 4)

He used to work as a nightclub bouncer

When living as a student in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis worked as a bouncer at the nearby bar to raise extra income. Before starting his seminary studies, he also served as a chemical technologist. 5)

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