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Pope Francis I: Key facts

18-MAR-2013 13:34
    • Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio never lived in the ornate church mansion in Buenos Aires, preferring a simple bed in a downtown room heated by a small stove.

     

    • Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had part of one lung removed when he was young, according to the Vatican.

     

    • Critics accused Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of failing to stand up publicly against the country's military dictatorship from 1976-1983, when victims brought first-hand accounts of torture, death and kidnappings.

     

    • When Bergoglio argued that gay adoptions discriminate against children, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez compared his tone to "medieval times and the Inquisition."

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