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Pope Francis Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Born: 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, having been elected Bishop of Rome and absolute Sovereign of the Vatican City State. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before entering the seminary. He was ordained a priest in 1969, and from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina's Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and was created a Cardinal in 2001. Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, the subsequent papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on 13 March. He chose the papal name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first non-European Pope since Pope Gregory III, 1272 years earlier.

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brian tisley 30 Sep 2015

great drawing good lay out like it

John Cappello 26 Sep 2015

Totally Perfect!

Artist Reply: Thank you John

Will Kirkland 26 Sep 2015

Greg: beautiful work! You captured the Pope exactly. His smile say it all! Best regards to the prince of pencils. Will

Julie Mayser 17 Jan 2014

Fantastic work!

Artist Reply: Thank you, Julie!

Dawson - Lynn James 17 Jan 2014

Stunning work!!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much!