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Who’s the current Pope?
Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio) is the current Pope of the Catholic Church since 13th March 2013. He was born on 17th December 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He is the 266th Pope but also the first in many regards: the first Jesuit, the first Pope originating from the Americas, and the first Pope from outside of Europe in 1272 years.
He succeeded Pope Benedict XVI who retired due to a lack of strength from old age.
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