Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church. He has also been sovereign of the Vatican City State since2013. You may be curious about his net worth. So, let’s find out about his net worth here together with the other information about Pope Francis.
Pope Francis Net Worth
When I tried to find the information about Pope Francis’ net worth, the information about Pope Francis’ net worth is not clear because from several sources, the answer is different. According to Net Worth Bro website, the estimation of Pope Francis’ net worth is $2 million. In Celeb Net Worths, it is mentioned that Pope Francis has a net worth of $5 million. However, in Wealthy Persons, you are able to read that his net worth is $80 million.
He has accumulated his net worth as a priest and a pope. Since 1969, he has served the Catholic Church and he has worked for almost half a decade. The net worth estimation of the church itself is more than 1 billion dollars.
Pope Francis Early Life
The complete name of Pope Francis is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. In Flores, he was born on December 17th, 1936. Flores is a neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Hebecame the eldest child of five children. The name of his father was Mario Jose Bergoglio. He lived from 1908 to 1959. The name of his mother was Maria Sivori. She lived from 1911 to 1981.
In 1929, Mario Jose’s family left Italy. They did it to escape the fascist rule of Benito Mussolini. Maria Elena Bergoglio, the pope’s only living sibling, made a statement that they did not move for economic reasons. Alberto Horacio, Oscar Adrian, and Marta Regina were the other Pope’s siblings. He had two great-nephews. Those were Antonio and Joseph. However, they passed away in a traffic collision. He also has a niece. Her name is Cristina Bergoglio. She works as a painter based in Madrid, Spain.
When Bergoglio was in the sixth grade, he was a student of Wilfrid Baron de los Santos Angeles. It was a school of the Salesians of Don Bosco, in Ramos Mejia, Buenos Aires Province. After that, he was enrolled as a student of the technical secondary school Escuela Tecnica Industrial N° 27 Hipolito Yrigoyen. He graduated from that school with a chemical technician’s diploma.
For several years, Pope became an employee in the food section of Hickethier-Bachmann Laboratory and there, he worked under Esther Ballestrino. Before he became an employee where he was as a chemical technician, he was also a bar bouncer and as a janitor sweeping floors.
He suffered from pneumonia and three cysts. It was when he was 21 years old which then, he had part of a lung excised. He has been a lifelong supporter of San Lorenzo de Almagro football club. Not only that, he likes Tita Merello, neorealism and tango dancing and he likes the traditional music of Argentina and Uruguay known as the milonga.
The Story How Pope Francis Become a Priest
When he would to celebrate the Spring Day, he found his vocation to the priesthood. At that time, he passed by a church to go to confession. The thing that he felt was that he was inspired by the priest. Then, he made a decision to study at the archdiocesan seminary, Inmaculada Concepcion Seminary, in VIlla Devoto, Buenos Aires. After three years, he got into the Society of Jesus as a novice on March 11th, 1958.
In Santiago, Chile, humanities is the thing that he studied as a Jesuit novice. On March 12th, 1960, he officially became a Jesuit and it was after his novitiate in the Society of Jesus.
In 1960, from the Colegio Maximo de San Jose in San Miguel, Buenos Aires Province, he got a licentiate in philosophy. At the Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion, a high school in Santa Fe, literature and psychology were taught by him from 1964 to 1965. Then, the same courses were taught by him at the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires in 1966.
Pope Francis was chosen when he was 76 years old. There was a report that he was healthy. His doctors said that his missing lung tissue which was eliminated when he was young, does not significantly give effect to his health.
As pope, his behaviour is not as formal as previous popes. On the night of his election, he took a bus back to his hotel with the cardinals which means that he was not driven in the papal car.
He has the ability to speak his native Spanish. Besides, he also has the ability to speak Latin which is the official language of the Holy See, Italian which is the official language of Vatican City and the everyday language of the Holy See, German, French, English, Portuguese and he can understand the Piedmontese language and some Genoese.
He made a decision not to live in the official papal residence in the Apostolic Palace. However, he decides to live in the Vatican guest house, in a suite where he is able to receive visitors and hold meetings.
Pope Francis International Diplomatic Role
There are a number of international diplomatic roles which were done by Pope Francis. He played a key role in the talks about restoring full diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba. On December 17th, 2014, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro made an announcement about this restoration.
In May 2014, the State of Israel was visited by him and 12 speeches were delivered by him. In May 2015, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was welcomed by him to the Vatican. A treaty was signed by the Vatican where the aim is to recognize the state of Palestine.
On June 6th, 2015, Sarajevo was visited by him where it is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. There, he urged peace during his time in the religiously diverse city.
In April 2016, the Moria Refugee Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos was visited by him to call attention of the world to the refugee issue.
There are still a lot of international diplomatic roles that he has done. The last one according to Wikipedia was on September 1st, 2021 where publicly he defended the dialogue with China on the appointment of new bishops.
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