friends, but even after he joined the seminary he never stopped serving.
In the 1980s then known as the Reverend Jorge Bergoglio, he did laundry for the priests he had been tasked with the responsibility of leading at a Jesuit seminary. Jesuits are a group of Roman Catholic priests and brothers who are otherwise referred to as Soldiers of Christ. The Jesuits have a vow to live in poverty and chastity in obedience to Christ and the Pope.
3. He only has one lung
As a young man, Jorge Bergoglio had an infection that led to the removal of one of his lung. Aged 21, he was diagnosed with pneumonia and two cysts that eventually led to the removal of the lung. Although doctors have said the lung deficiency is not a threat to his health, the Pope often has back problems and avoids engaging in strenuous physical activities.
4. He was a frontrunner in the 2005 conclave that made Pope Benedict XVI
In the 2005 conclave, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio emerged a runner’s up to the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who went on to become Pope Benedict XVI. According to reports in Italian media, he impressed cardinals in the pre-conclave “general congregation” meetings where they discussed problems facing the Church. Although he lost votes during last round of the election, it was reported that he begged the cardinals not to elect him opting to continue with his cardinal work.