By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
12/4/2013 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
At one time he was a stern-faced doorman at a Buenos Aires nightclub whose business was to keep undesirables out. Now, as the leader of the Catholic Church, he's made it his business to welcome back those very undesirables back into church. It's just one of the many true stories surrounding Pope Francis, a most colorful pope with a colorful past.
The leader of 1.3 billion Catholics, the first Jesuit pope has lived a passionate life. A fan of the art of tango, he had a girlfriend he danced with before he became a priest, Gazetta Del Sud reported.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The 76-year-old Pope worked as a nightclub bouncer while he was a college student in Buenos Aires. Since being enthroned, Francis has repeatedly proved himself to be an accessible Pope with the common touch.
Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration Mass in St. Peter's Square. Since his enthronement he has made headlines with his affectionate attitude.
Pope Francis spoke to people about his youth and vocation when he visited a working-class neighborhood in Rome.
Pope Francis has been praised for his common touch and inclusive attitude since his enthronment.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented Pope Francis with a Menorah and a book on the Spanish Inquisition.
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