11 things to know about Pope Francis

Published On: Mar 14 2013 12:40:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Dec 17 2015 10:41:06 AM CST

With Pope Francis celebrating his 79th birthday on Thursday, learn more about the leader of the Catholic Church with 11 interesting facts.

Things to know - Pope Francis last slide
13 / 13
Alejandra Villa - Pool/Getty Images

Now that you've learned more about Pope Francis, click here for a slideshow look at the ways he has established himself as the "cool pope."

Upload Photos / Videos