2021 The Visit of Pope Francis to Slovakia - Set

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  • 10.09.2021
  • Peter Nosáľ
  • Tiskárna Hradištko, s.r.
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  • 40 x 30 + k 20 x 30 mm
About The Visit of Pope Francis to Slovakia

Pope Francis was born on 17th December 1936 in Buenos Aires as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He completed a course of study as a chemical technician, but after some time he decided to become a priest and later a novice of the Society of Jesus. He was ordained on 13th December 1969. In 1973 he was elected as the Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina and held this post for six years. In May 1992 he was appointed as the Titular Bishop of Auca and the Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires by St. John Paul II. In February 1998 he became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He was appointed and created a cardinal by St. John Paul II at the consistory of 21st February 2001. The conclave that followed the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28th February 2013 elected cardinal Bergoglio as the new Pope on 13th March 2013. He is the 266th pope and the first to come from the American continent (Argentina), the Jesuit order and the southern hemisphere.

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