Get To Know The Personal Side Of Pope Francis With These Fun Facts!

The visit – set to take place from 3rd to 5th February – will mark the first time that the leader of the Catholic Church will set foot on UAE soil, making the occasion a historic moment both for the country and the church itself.


Only a few days left and Pope Francis will be here in Abu Dhabi.

The visit – set to take place from 3rd to 5th February – will mark the first time that the leader of the Catholic Church will set foot on UAE soil, making the occasion a historic moment both for the country and the church itself.

But before the big day, we take a look at some interesting facts about Pope Francis…

  • Pope Francis was born on 17th December 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is 82 years old.

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#peace, #paz, #pace, #paix, #Frieden

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  • His real name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

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EN: Christ is Risen. By virtue of this event, we are called to be new men and women according to the Spirit, affirming the value of life. PT: Cristo ressuscitou. Em razão deste acontecimento, somos chamados a ser homens e mulheres novos segundo o Espírito, afirmando o valor da vida. ES: Cristo resucitó. A causa de este evento, estamos llamados a ser hombres y mujeres nuevos según el Espíritu, afirmando el valor de la vida. IT: Cristo è risorto. In forza di questo evento, siamo chiamati ad essere uomini e donne nuovi secondo lo Spirito, affermando il valore della vita. DE: Christus ist auferstanden. Kraft dieses Ereignisses sind wir gerufen, neue Männer und Frauen nach dem Heiligen Geist zu sein, die den Wert des Lebens herausstellen #Easter, #páscoa, #pascua, #pasqua

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  • The pope is reportedly fond of cooking and paella is said to be one of his culinary specialities.

 

  • Pope Francis is a big fan of football. As for his favourite team, it’s the San Lorenzo de Almagro football club.

  • Pope Francis was 76 when he was elected to the papacy on 13th March 2013.

  • On the night of his election as pope, he opted to take the bus back to the hotel rather than ride the papal car.

 

  • He chose the name Francis in honour of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and nature.

For more information on his schedule, visit UAE Papal Visit 


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