Pope Francis, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
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- He is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III in 741.
- He is unusually multilingual, speaking Spanish, Latin and Italian fluently and understanding German, French, Portuguese, English, and Ukrainian.
- He chose his papal name due to the humility and austerity associated with St. Francis of Assisi.