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Pope

Francis
Bishop of Rome
Papa Francisco en Canonizazion de Juan XXIII y Juan Pablo II.PNG
Pope Francis in 2014
DioceseRome
SeeHoly See
Papacy began13 March 2013
PredecessorBenedict XVI
Orders
Ordination13 December 1969
by Ramón José Castellano
Consecration27 June 1992
by Antonio Quarracino
Created cardinal21 February 2001
by John Paul II
Personal details
Birth nameJorge Mario Bergoglio
Born (1936-12-17) 17 December 1936 (age 83)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityArgentine (with Vatican citizenship)
DenominationCatholic Church
ResidenceDomus Sanctae Marthae
ParentsMario José Bergoglio and Regina María Sívori
Previous postProvincial superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina (1973–1979)
Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (1992–1997)
Titular Bishop of Auca (1992–1997)
Archbishop of Buenos Aires (1998–2013)
Cardinal Priest of San Roberto Bellarmino (2001–2013)
Ordinary of the Ordinariate for the Faithful of the Eastern Rites in Argentina (1998–2013)
President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (2005–2011)
MottoMiserando atque eligendo[a]
SignatureFrancis's signature
Coat of armsFrancis's coat of arms
Papal styles of
Pope Francis
Coat of arms of Franciscus.svg
Reference styleHis Holiness
Spoken styleYour Holiness
Religious styleHoly Father