Essay about Pope Francis Of Assisi By Carlos Mario Bergolgio

1376 Words Sep 28th, 2015 6 Pages
Pope Francis was born as Jorge Mario Bergolgio in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 17th, 1936. He held numerous jobs, that don’t totally resemble something a future Pope would have. He was a chemical technologist and a nightclub bouncer before he even began studying at the seminary, to become a priest. He was ordained a priest in 1969 and soon became “Provincial Superior” of Argentina. He became Archbishop in 1998 and then turned into being a Cardinal of the Catholic church. He took the name “Francis” after Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first Pope from the southern hemisphere and from the Americas. His childhood and his ancestry suggest probably why he is a big fan of immigration and land of new opportunity. He was the oldest child of 5 children, and his father was an Italian who came to Argentina as an accountant, and an immigrant. His mother was an Argentinian that had Italian background. The family fled Italy because of the takeover of the fascists and the regime of Benito Mussolini. He graduated high school with a chemical technician’s diploma, and utilized this knowledge to make a career out of it. At the age of 21, he was diagnosed with a threatening type of pneumonia that resulted in him getting half a lung taken out. This is the only health problem he had in his early life. His journey to priesthood stuck me as eventful and full of emotion when I read that he began to have a crush on this girl, while studying at the seminary. He doubted for a little bit,…

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