11 things to know about Pope Francis

POSTED: 10:40 AM PDT Mar 14, 2013    UPDATED: 08:41 AM PST Dec 17, 2015 

With Pope Francis celebrating his 79th birthday on Thursday, learn more about the leader of the Catholic Church with 11 interesting facts.

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5. After years of teaching at Catholic school and seminaries and spending time counseling priests, Bergoglio became the new archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was made cardinal in 2001.

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