5. He worked as a laboratory technician
Jorge Bergogolio has a título in Chemistry. In the Argentine education system, a título is earned after an extended secondary program and is equivalent to a diploma in our local education system. Jorge Bergoglio graduated in chemistry from the Escuela Técnica Industrial No. 12, which is a state-run technical secondary school. He worked as a technician in the food section of an Argentinian laboratory before joining the Jesuits.
6. He is fluent in four languages, but English is not one of them
Pope Francis is fluent in his native Spanish, Italian, German, and Latin, the official language of the Vatican. He has also addressed crowds in clear but heavily accented English, French, Portuguese and Ukrainian. It is therefore likely that he will make most of his addresses in English while in Kenya and maybe occasionally have a translator.
7. He stays at Vatican guesthouse
After he became Pope Francis, he refused to move into the luxurious and spacious papal apartments and opted to stay in the Vatican guesthouse where he stayed during the 2013 conclave that saw him elected as pope. He has always stressed that he wants a poor church for the poor and urges priests to live simpler lives, perhaps an explanation why he relinquished the papal apartments.
8. He has never watched TV since 1990
Pope Francis has never watched television since July 15 1990 when he made a promise to the Virgin of Carmen (Our Lady of Mount Carmel). In order to remain informed, the reads one newspaper in the morning, Italian daily La Repubblica and does not even visit internet sites.
9. He is a football fan
Pope Francis supports San Lorenzo, an Argentinian football club based in his home town Buenos Aires. Since he does not watch TV thus unable to follow live matches of his favorite team, he relies on Swiss Guards, a team of trained soldiers who guard the Pope, for updates on match results.
10. He loves his sleep
Pope Francis is usually in bed by latest 10pm and wakes up without the help of an alarm clock at 4am to meditate and pray before the morning mass. Whenever he is not travelling, he takes an afternoon nap of about 40 minutes, a practice he says helps him recharge