The Pope, unsurprisingly, is a Catholic. And that means his views on gay marriage, contraception, abortion and women in the Church are all that you might expect them to be.

But there's a few things about Pope Francis that you may not expect. Here, The Huffington Post UK guides you through the top 10 interesting titbits about the new defender of the faith.

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Looking ahead: Pope Francis looks at the crowd from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica

1. He only has one lung

According to the Associated Press, the new Pope had one of his lungs removed as a teenager, after a serious infection, because antibiotic treatments were not available at the time. It was a common practice, to stop the infection from spreading.

Although Pope Francis is unlikely to be able to swim underwater for any length of time, or belt out arias to compete with Pavarotti, living with one lung doesn't seem to have held him back.

2. He's not sure the Cardinals were right to pick him

As the Cardinals sat down after electing their new leader, Bergoglio said seriously: "May God forgive you," raising loud laughter, according to New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan.


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RT : Pope Francis joked with the cardinals after his election, "My dear brothers, may God forgive you." <- Very John Paul I

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Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, second from left, travels on the subway in Buenos Aires, Argentina

3. He takes the bus

He rides a bus to work, and gave up his chauffeured limousine, wears an ordinary priest's robe and lives with an older priest in a simple apartment where he cooks his own meals, rather than live at the luxurious residence he was entitled to as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

4. He's a healthy eater, but likes a glass of wine or good espresso

According to a profile in Argentina's La Nacion, Bergoglio is "very austere in his nature". He likes to eat fruit, skinless chicken and salads. He's a fan of the typical Argentinian drink "mate", and allows himself small luxuries, like eating a "bagna cauda", which is a kind of fondue, when he visits a certain nunnery.

His frugal lifestyle means he never accepts dinner invitations, even at the parish churches, and cooks mostly for himself, occasionally eating a bowl of soup at a kitchen for the poor.

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Argentina's cardinal Jorge Bergoglio drinks "mate," a traditional local beverage, in Buenos Aires

Even the Pope has his vices. For Francis, it's coffee, with La Nacion describing how he enjoys "walking around the Italian capital and take ristretto in cafeterias, leaning against the counter." He may no longer enjoy such anonymity in Rome.

5. He washed the feet of Aids patients and drug addicts

In 2001, Bergoglio reportedly visited a hospice to kiss and wash the feet of 12 AIDS patients, and seven years later, the Catholic News Agency reported that Bergoglio washed the feet of 12 recovering drug addicts at a rehabilitation center in Buenos Aires.

6. He has no experience in the Vatican

In many ways, Pope Francis is the "new world" Pope, who is actually deeply connected to the old world, the son of Italian immigrants.

But he has held no post in the Vatican and has little experience of it, according to Slate. It has worried some Catholics, who expected a new Pope to put reform of the curia on top of the agenda.

The magazine's Michael Brendan Dougherty said his lack of knowledge of the Vatican's inner workings could be just the excuse the curial Italians need to avoid reform. "Low-level conspiracy theories already flourish in Italy that Benedict’s resignation was the result of a curia determined to undermine his reforms. This election will only intensify that speculation.

"An older pope who does not know which curial offices and officers need the ax, will be even easier to ignore than Benedict."

7. He's Francis, not Francis I

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi is nothing if not precise, some might say pedantic. He was quick to point out to the world's media that he is Pope Francis. That's it. Not Francis I. He will only be known as Francis I, when there's a Francis II. He's named after Francis of Assisi, the much-loved Italian patron saint of animals.

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The new Pope's season ticket at San Lorenzo

8. He's a San Lorenzo fan

The new Pope will have to give up more than his privacy when he takes up the post, he'll also have to give up his season ticket at San Lorenzo, one of Argentina’s top sides.

San Lorenzo are certainly in need of some divine intervention, having won just five of their opening games.

The Vatican does have its own team, established by Pope John Paul II, who was reportedly a Lazio fan.

Pope Benedict XVI was an ardent Bayern Munich supporter.

9. His fake Twitter account has been suspended already

The parody account @JMBergoglio has been active since last summer, but acquired a dramatic 132,000 followers by last night after the surprise news of the Cardinal's papacy, many mistaking it to be a real account.

Those who could read Spanish realised the tone of the tweets didn't quite have the gravitas one might expect.

"If I'm the new pope, children will love me more than Santa Claus," read one. It was promptly suspended by Twitter.

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Newly elected Pope Francis smiles to the waiting crowd

10. He doesn't smile, except when he's elected Pope

According to the National Catholic Review, an email campaign surrounding the conclave of 2008 accused him of being a miserable old so-and-so, specifically pointing out that "he never smiled."

Well, he's certainly smiling now.


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  • In this image made from video provided by CTV, Pope Francis, center, celebrates his inaugural Mass with cardinals, inside the Sistine Chapel, at the Vatican, Thursday, March 14, 2013. As the 266th pope, Francis inherits a Catholic church in turmoil, beset by the clerical sex abuse scandal, internal divisions and dwindling numbers in parts of the world where Christianity had been strong for centuries. (AP Photo/CTV)

  • In this image made from video provided by CTV, Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural Mass with cardinals inside the Sistine Chapel, at the Vatican, Thursday, March 14, 2013. As the 266th pope, Francis inherits a Catholic church in turmoil, beset by the clerical sex abuse scandal, internal divisions and dwindling numbers in parts of the world where Christianity had been strong for centuries. (AP Photo/CTV)

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    In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis prays inside St. Mary Major Basilica, in Rome, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying Thursday at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a day after cardinals elected him the first pope from the Americas in a bid to revive a Catholic Church in crisis and give it a preacher with a humble touch. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

  • CORRECTS YEAR TO 2013 - In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis kneels in prayer in front of the icon of the Virgin Mary inside St. Mary Major Basilica, in Rome, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying Thursday at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a day after cardinals elected him the first pope from the Americas in a bid to revive a Catholic Church in crisis and give it a preacher with a humble touch. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

  • In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis,center, flanked at left by Cardinal Agostino Vallino, and at right by Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello, walks inside St. Mary Major Basilica, in Rome, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying Thursday at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a day after cardinals elected him the first pope from the Americas in a bid to revive a Catholic Church in crisis and give it a preacher with a humble touch. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

  • In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis puts flowers on the altar inside St. Mary Major Basilica, in Rome, Thursday, March 14, 2014. Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying Thursday at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a day after cardinals elected him the first pope from the Americas in a bid to revive a Catholic Church in crisis and give it a preacher with a humble touch. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis

    In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis looks at the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

  • Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Pope Francis puts on his sash from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Pope Francis blesses the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

  • Pope Francis watches the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

  • Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

  • Women react after hearing on the speakers at the Metropolitan Cathedral that Buenos Aires' Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio was chosen as Pope in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Bergoglio is the first pope ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Pope Francis puts on his sash from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

  • People react as Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

  • Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

  • Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis

    In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis waves the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

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    In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

  • Pope Francis addresses the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis

    In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, center in white, talks to the crowd, flanked by cardinals including Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, right, Giovanni Battista Re, second from right, and Agostino Vallini, second from left, from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

  • Pope Francis and cardinals pray from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis was named Wednesday the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • A nun reacts after white smoke billowed from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel indicating that a new pope has been elected in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

  • Faithful gather in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on Wednesday the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Pope Francis puts on his sash from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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  • A Swiss guard salutes in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Cardinals wait for newly elected Pope Francis to speak from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Visitors take photos of Pope Francis as he speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

  • Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

  • Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • A noon reacts after white smoke billowed from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel indicating that a new pope has been elected in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

  • Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • Cardinals watch as Pope Francis speaks to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

  • Pope Francis speak to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

  • Visitors take photos of Pope Francis as he speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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  • Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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  • Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

  • Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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    FILE - This Aug. 7, 2009 file photo shows Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio giving a mass outside the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires. Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, files)

  • FILE - This April 4, 2005 file photo shows Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, celebrating a Mass in honor of Pope John Paul II at the Buenos Aires Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file) **EFE OUT**

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    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, leads a Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Bergoglio was elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio

    This Aug. 7, 2009 file photo shows Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, right, giving a mass outside San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires. Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, files)

  • Benedict XVI, Jorge Mario Bergoglio

    FILE - This Jan. 13, 2007 file photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, then Pope Benedict XVI, left, shakes hands with the archbishop of Buenos Aires Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio during their meeting at the Vatican, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho, files)

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    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - JULY 14: The Cardinal Bergoglio speaks during a mass against trafficking at the Contituicion train station on July 12, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Gustavo A. Munoz/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Cardinal Bergoglio Realizes A Mass At Constituicion Train Station

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - JULY 14: The Cardinal Bergoglio speaks during a mass against trafficking at the Contituicion train station on July 12, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Gustavo A. Munoz/LatinContent/Getty Images)

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    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 27: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio prays a mass in honor of the ex-President Nestor Carlos Kirchner on October 27, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nestor Kirchner, who handed the current presidency to his wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died of a heart attack this Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in El Calafate, southern Argentina. He was 60. (Photo by Valentin Ochoa/LatinContent/Getty Images)

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    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 27: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio prays a mass in honor of the ex-President Nestor Carlos Kirchner on October 27, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nestor Kirchner, who handed the current presidency to his wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died of a heart attack this Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in El Calafate, southern Argentina. He was 60. (Photo by Valentin Ochoa/LatinContent/Getty Images)

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    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio officiates a holy mass for the eternal rest of Pope John Paul II 04 April, 2005 at Buenos Aires' cathedral. Speculation rose as to whether the next pope will come from Latin America, where nearly half of the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics live. Latin American candidates to are Cardinal Bergoglio, 68, of Argentina, Cardinal Dario Castrillon, 75, of Colombia, and Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, 62, of Honduras. AFP PHOTO ALI BURAFI (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Argentina's cardinal Jorge Mario Bergogl

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  • Argentine primate Cardinal Jorge Bergogl

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    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY STATE: Undated picture made in Vatican City of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 69-year old Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Beroglio is an Argentinian intellectual Jesuit who is considered as a conservative on doctrinal and spiritual matters. AFP PHOTO/L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio offic

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    VATICAN CITY, Vatican: Italian cardinal Severino Poletto (R), Portuguese Jose da Cruz Policarpo (C) and Argentina's cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio attend the special 'pro eligendo summo pontifice ' (to elect Supreme Pontiff) mass presided over by German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City 18 April 2005. Roman Catholic cardinals began a special mass Monday to invoke God's guidance before they convene in secret later in the day to elect a successor pope to John Paul II. AFP PHOTO MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio takes

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio takes part in a holy mass for the eternal rest of Pope John Paul II 04 April, 2005 at Buenos Aires' cathedral. Speculation rose as to whether the next pope will come from Latin America, where nearly half of the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics live. Latin American candidates to are Cardinal Bergoglio, 68, of Argentina, Cardinal Dario Castrillon, 75, of Colombia, and Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, 62, of Honduras. AFP PHOTO ALI BURAFI (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Former President Nestor Kirchner Dies In Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 27: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio prays a mass in honor of the ex-President Nestor Carlos Kirchner on October 27, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nestor Kirchner, who handed the current presidency to his wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died of a heart attack this Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in El Calafate, southern Argentina. He was 60. (Photo by Valentin Ochoa/LatinContent/Getty Images)

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    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio celebrates a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio (R) draws the cross on the forehead of a believer during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio (L) celebrates a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Former President Nestor Kirchner Dies In Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 27: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio prays a mass in honor of the ex-President Nestor Carlos Kirchner on October 27, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nestor Kirchner, who handed the current presidency to his wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died of a heart attack this Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in El Calafate, southern Argentina. He was 60. (Photo by Valentin Ochoa/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio speaks during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio adjusts his mitre during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Former President Nestor Kirchner Dies In Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 27: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio prays a mass in honor of the ex-President Nestor Carlos Kirchner on October 27, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nestor Kirchner, who handed the current presidency to his wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died of a heart attack this Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in El Calafate, southern Argentina. He was 60. (Photo by Valentin Ochoa/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Former President Nestor Kirchner Dies In Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 27: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio prays a mass in honor of the ex-President Nestor Carlos Kirchner on October 27, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nestor Kirchner, who handed the current presidency to his wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died of a heart attack this Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in El Calafate, southern Argentina. He was 60. (Photo by Valentin Ochoa/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Former President Nestor Kirchner Dies In Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 27: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio prays a mass in honor of the ex-President Nestor Carlos Kirchner on October 27, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nestor Kirchner, who handed the current presidency to his wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died of a heart attack this Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in El Calafate, southern Argentina. He was 60. (Photo by Valentin Ochoa/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio celebrates a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio speaks during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Former President Nestor Kirchner Dies In Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 27: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio prays a mass in honor of the ex-President Nestor Carlos Kirchner on October 27, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nestor Kirchner, who handed the current presidency to his wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died of a heart attack this Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in El Calafate, southern Argentina. He was 60. (Photo by Valentin Ochoa/LatinContent/Getty Images)

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    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: This undated photo shows Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio was appointed a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II, one of ten new Cardinals named in Latin America. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio speaks during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY STATE: (ARCHIVO) Fotografia tomada el 17 de octubre de 2003 del cardenal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. AFP PHOTO/Patrick HERTZOG (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio speaks during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • This undated photo shows Jorge Bergoglio, archbish

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: This undated photo shows Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio was appointed a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II, one of ten new Cardinals named in Latin America. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ARGENTINA-ASH WEDNESDAY-BERGOGLIO

    Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio speaks during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio is a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Cardinal Mario Jorge Bergoglio of Argent

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY STATE: Cardinal Mario Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina takes a pause during a press conference at the Vatican, 17 October 2003. Cardinals from around the world descended on the Vatican for the biggest gathering of the Catholic Church hierarchy in years for several days of celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's election. AFP PHOTO/Patrick HERTZOG (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Cardinal Mario Jorge Bergoglio of Argent

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY STATE: Cardinal Mario Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina smiles during a news conference at the Vatican, 17 October 2003. Cardinals from around the world descended on the Vatican for the biggest gathering of the Catholic Church hierarchy in years for several days of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's election. AFP PHOTO/Patrick HERTZOG (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Francis

    In this undated picture released by journalist Sergio Rubin, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, second from left in back row, poses for a picture with his family in an unknown location. Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. Top row from left to right, his brother Alberto Horacio, Bergoglio, his brother Oscar Adrian and his sister Marta Regina. Bottom row from left to right, his sister Maria Elena, his mother Regina Maria Sivori and his father Mario Jose Bergoglio. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sergio Rubin, ho)

  • The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

    VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 13: Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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    New Pope, Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio appears at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE,FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)