9 fascinating facts about Pope Franci

Pope Francis can speak a little bit of English, Latin, French, German, and Portuguese, but only speaks Spanish and Italian well, according to the National Catholic Reporter.

The Pope is respected for his dedication to the underprivileged. He chose to take the bus rather than drive a luxurious car or ride in a limousine as an illustration of his dedication.

According to List25.com, Pope Francis prepared his own meals despite having access to a renowned Archbishop cook while serving as a Cardinal.

His Holiness was a bouncer in a neighbourhood nightclub in Buenos Aires. Cleaning floors, working in a chemistry lab, and instructing literature and psychology are a few other prior employment.

According to List25.com, the pope enjoyed reading his writings and cites Frodo and Bilbo as instances of “hopeful heroes who are called to walk a path in the drama between good and evil.”

While the majority of previous popes in history were from Europe (nearly 200 were from Italy alone), Pope Francis, also known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is an Argentinean.

Pope Francis completed his training as a chemical technician at a technical school before enrolling in the Diocesan Seminary of Villa Devoto.

According to BBC Rome, Benedict left the Vatican City unnoticed the morning after his election to travel in a motorcade to a Roman basilica to pray.