Pope Francis: 10 things you did not know
Pope Francis has certainly made a splash since arriving at the Vatican in March, so much so Italy's Vanity Fair has named him 'Man of the Year'. Singer Elton John says Pope Francis is a 'miracle', but did you know he once had a girlfriend, who described him as a 'little devil', and used to be a pub bouncer? Here's a list of things you might not know about Pope Francis.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born on December 17th, 1936, in Buenos Aires to an Italian railway worker and his wife. His parents were originally from the Piedmont region in northern Italy. Jorge was the eldest of five siblings. The only sibling still living is his sister, Maria Elena.
Photo: Pope Francis' parents were born in Piedmont. Photo: Wikipedia