12 things to know about Pope Francis

Published On: Mar 14 2013 12:40:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Dec 17 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Pope Francis turns 78 years old today. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.

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8. Pope Francis is considered a straight-shooter who adheres to the church's most conservative wing. He opposes same-sex marriage and abortion.

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