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9 Amazing things you don’t know about Pope Francis

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9 interesting things you don't know about Catholic leader, Pope Francis
Pope Francis is the leader of the Roman Catholic church. This makes him one of the world’s biggest figures, still, there is a lot most people do not know about him.
Here are nine interesting things you have never heard about Catholic leader.

Pope Francis is not his real name

Many years ago, the Pope was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Shocker, right?
He was on December 17, 1936, to parents, Mario and Regina (Sivori) Bergoglio.
Note
 —  this is not so strange because it is a normal tradition in the
Catholic church for Popes to get a new name once they are appointed.

9 interesting things you don't know about Catholic leader, Pope Francis

Pope Francis as a young boy
(gmanetwork)

His current name pays homage to a Saint

Upon appointment, popes get to choose their own name. Pope Francis chose to pay homage to St. Francis of Assisi of Italy.
He
is a well-known servant to the poor, who was born into a wealthy home
but chose to devote himself to helping the poor in Rome.
Fun fact- This pope is the first one to choose St. Francis as his namesake.

9 interesting things you don't know about Catholic leader, Pope Francis 

Pope Francis is a very interesting character
(dailymail)

He does not hate gay people

Four years ago, the Pontiff caused a controversy when he did not outrightly condemn homosexuality.
During an interview with reporters, he shocked people by saying, “Who am I to judge?” in reference to gay people.
He continued by saying: “If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? They should not be marginalized.”
Officially, he is opposed to gay marriage and gay adoption. He was once quoted saying that same-sex marriage is “an attack on God’s plan.”

9 interesting things you don't know about Catholic leader, Pope Francis

The January 2014 feature was titled “Pope Francis: The Times They Are A-Changin’.”
(gettyimages)

He likes pop music

Babble
reports that the Catholic leader is a fan of One Direction. According
to the pope, his favourite song is “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful,”
adding that it is “a great pop tune with a killer hook.”

9 interesting things you don't know about Catholic leader, Pope Francis

The album is called Wake Up! It features the pope singing hymns and giving speeches
(gettyimages)

He used to be a bouncer

Once upon a time, Pope Francis worked as a nightclub bouncer. He did this to earn money as a student.
According to Express, this was before beginning his seminary studies.
After
that, he was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1969, became Argentina’s
provincial superior of the Society of Jesus from 1973 to 1979.
Next, he was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, then a Cardinal in 2001 before finally becoming a pope.

9 interesting things you don't know about Catholic leader, Pope Francis

In 2013, he became the first pope ever to be named Person of the Year by Time
(time)

He is quite funny

Being a pope is a serious job, one this Catholic leader approaches with a sense of humour.
Upon becoming pope, he reportedly told other cardinals, “May God forgive you for what you have done.”
His funny side was once photographed when he was seen trying on a red nose used by clowns.

9 interesting things you don't know about Catholic leader, Pope Francis

Pope Francis is funny
(pinterest)

Pope Francis used to be a romantic

Telegraph reports that he once wrote a love letter to a girl in his neighbourhood when he was 12 years old.
He
said, “If I don’t marry you, I’m going to be a priest.” He was quoted
saying, “She was one of a group of friends I went dancing with. But then
I discovered my religious vocation.”

9 interesting things you don't know about Catholic leader, Pope Francis

Pope Francis is a very interesting character
(infovaticana)

He has only one lung

This is due to an infection that he suffered as a young man.

9 interesting things you don't know about Catholic leader, Pope Francis

Pope Francis is a very interesting character
(gmanetwork)

He has had many firsts:

First and only pope to be on the cover of “Rolling Stone”,
To make a pop-rock CD,
To be-be honoured as “Person of the Year”,
To make a movie.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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