Pope Francis is the most senior clergyman in the Catholic Church. He is the Catholic Church head in the world. Pope Francis is known to be the first American to get the rank. He is also the first pope from Asia and other continents. Now let’s have a close look on Pope Francis’s net worth in 2018.
Pope Francis was born in 1936 seventeenth December is Flores Buenos Aires Argentina. His birth name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is the 266th and today’s pope of Catholic Church. His papal identification erupts from St Francis of Assisi. Initially, Pope Francis was a chemical technologist. He also worked as a discipline in charge in a nightclub. Pope Francis ordination was held in 1969. He worked as Argentina’s superior for Jesuits.
In 1998 he was declared the archbishop of Buenos Aires. Pope John Paul II made Francis a cardinal in 2001. He succeeded Pope Benedict in 13th March 2013 in Papal Conclave.
His father was Mario Jose Bergoglio and his mother, Regina Mario Sivori. He was one of their offspring who was five. Bergoglio father was a settler from Italy who was an accountant by career. His mother was Regina Sivori who was a housewife and originated from Northern Italy in 1929 to run away from Benito Mussolini.
Pope has only one sister who is today alive by the name Maria Elena Bergoglio. Bergoglio went to Wilfred. Baron de Los Santos Angles to take his sixth-grade test. The school belonged to Salesians of Don Bosco with its location in Ramos Mejia in Buenos Aires. He then went to a technical secondary school and graduated with a diploma in chemical technology.
Bergoglio started his way towards priesthood when he passed near a church. He was on his journey to cheer the Spring Day. He was influenced by the priest who was on duty. Bergoglio went to Immaculate Conception Seminary in Villa Devotion.
In 1958, 11th March Bergoglio went to Society of Jesus having studied in the seminary for three years to become a novice. Bergoglio went to Santiago for human studies in Chile. He made his first vows of chastity, obedience trust in 1960, 12th March.
In the same year, Bergoglio got his license to teach philosophy from Colegio Maximo. He became a teacher of literature and philosophy at Immaculate Conception. He went to teach the same in Colegio Del Salvador in Buenos Aires.
His last stage towards the career as a priest at Alcala de Henares Spain. He took his last vows regarding obedience to the Pope in 1973, 22nd April. He rose to the position of provincial superior of Jesus society of Argentina in 1973, 31st July where he served for seven years. In 1973, he made a rector of philosophy studies and theology.
In 1997, 3rd June Bergoglio was chosen coadjutor archbishop of Buenos Aires. He then became Metropolitan archbishop where he decided on making new parishes.
Awards & Achievements
Pope Francis was the first Jesuit and Latin American Pope. According to Forbes list, he was one of the world’s most powerful people of 2013.
Net Worth of Pope Francis
Pope Francis has an estimated net worth of about $20 million. He has amassed his current wealth as both a priest and a pope. Pope Francis has served the Catholic Church since 1969. The fact that he has worked for almost half a decade explains his total assets. The church itself has an estimated net worth of over a billion dollars.
Pope Francis whose birth name was Jorge Mario Bergoglio serves at the Catholic Church. He is the 266th Pope in the history of the church. In 1969, he became a priest. Pope Francis became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires and the Cardinal in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He became the pope in 2013.