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12 things to know about Pope Francis

POSTED: 12:40 PM CDT Mar 14, 2013    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CST Dec 17, 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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1. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, was selected as the 266th pope by 115 cardinals.

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