Who’s The Current Pope?

Chris Newton
Who's The Current Pope


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.

Who's The Current Pope
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Chris Newton
Chris was born into a charismatic evangelical family in Manchester, England. At the age of 18, he trained for ministry abroad by spending 2 years at a Bible college in California. Upon arrival back in England, he began to work in full-time evangelical ministry. However, at the age of 23, he converted to Catholicism and soon after started studying for a degree. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with friends and listen to Bob Marley.


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