The Pope of the Vatican, Francis, is considered one of the most prominent public figures in the world, and he celebrates his 84th birthday, today December 17th.
Approaching the papal chair in 2005, after the death of Pope John Paul II, he won the second largest number of votes in the papal council, but Pope Benedict XVI won the largest number of votes.
Pope and his birthday
In order, he is the 66th Pope of the Catholic Church after the two hundredths, starting on March 13, 2013.
The Pope received his primary education at a school for Salesian parents in a suburb of Buenos Aires, and his preparatory school specialized in chemical techniques.
Some sources indicate that he obtained postgraduate degrees in chemistry at a later time from the University of Buenos Aires.
There are 5 information about the Pope on his birthday.
1- His real name is Jorge Mario Pergolgio, and he was born in Argentina in Buenos Aires on December 17, 1936..
2- He has 4 brothers, his father was an Italian immigrant, and his father worked on the railways.
3- He has only one lung after his other lung was seriously infected and the upper part of the right lung was removed, when he was 21 years old, according to the Argentine Televisa channel.
4- He loves selfies and the first selfie on Instagram exceeded 12,000 likes in 2015 in a few hours, according to the Argentinian newspaper “La Nacional”.
Selfies of the Pope of the Vatican
5- Pope Francis, the only one whose photo was on the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine in January 2014