12 things to know about Pope Francis

Published On: Mar 14 2013 12:40:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 17 2014 09:04:09 AM CST

Pope Francis will make his first trip to the United States as pontiff next September. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.

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5. After years of teaching at Catholic school and seminaries and spending time counseling priests, Bergoglio became the new archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was made cardinal in 2001.

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