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A short biography of the Holy Father. Amidst the many media reports on the Pontiff and his possible effect on the Church, it is easy to lose sight of who he is and where he really came from. This booklet gives you the facts.
In the brief time that Pope Francis spent on the Balcony of St Peter’s to greet his new diocese in Rome upon his election to the Papacy, many the world over were left asking who this man was who gave such a great impression of humility and approachability. This biography tells the story of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s journey from modest beginnings in Buenos Aires, through his studies in chemistry to formation in the Society of Jesus, then as Archbishop in Buenos Aires and finally to the See of Peter.