12 things to know about Pope Francis

POSTED: 10:40 AM PDT Mar 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 16, 2014 

Pope Francis turns 78 years old today. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.

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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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