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The Journey To Become Pope Francis

Written by Ben Bolasny

Pope Francis is noted for his humility, dedication to the poor, and commitment to inter-faith dialogue.  He is revered as one of the most popular spiritual leaders of today.  While a resume is likely not part of the papal election process,we researched his career path and composed a resume to illustrate Pope Francis’ journey to becoming the Pontiff.


Jorge Mario Bergoglio

San Roberto Bellarmino. Rome Italy

Theological Education

Salesian School                                                                                                                                  1980

  • Mentorship under Ukranian Greek Priest Stefan Czmil
  • Awoke hours before class to serve Mass for Czmil

College Maximo de San Jose                                                                                                          1960 

  • Licentiate in Philosophy

Inmaculada Concepcion Seminary                                                                                               1958

  • Studied Humanities

Secular Education

Escuela Tecnica Industrial No. 27 Hipolito Yrigoyen                                                                1954

  • Chemical Technician's Diploma


Employment & Accomplishments

San Roberto Bellarmino - Cardinal-Priest                                                                                  2001

  • Awarded cardinal by Pope John Paul II

  • Appointed to five administrative positions within the Roman Curia

  • Participated in 2005 papal conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI

Buenos Aires, Agentina - Auxiliary Bishop                                                                                 1992

  • Ordained as Tituar Bishop of Acua serving as principal consecrator

  • Celebrated Holy Thursday washing feet in jails, hospitals, retirement homes and slums

Society of Jesus of Agentina - Provincial Superior                                                                   1973

  • Supervised institutes within province and presided over deliberations

  • Ensured orders of the General Chapter and Superior General were properly carried out

Facultades de Filosofia y Teologia de San Miguel                                                                      1969

  • Ordained to priesthood
  • Served as master of novices for province and taught as professor of theology

Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion - High School teacher                                                 1960

  • Taught psychology and literature

  • Fostered growth and development of teenagers through lectures and discussion

Buenos Aires Nightclub - Bouncer                                                                                               1956

  • Checked IDs and monitored front of house for trouble makers
  • Swept floors, maintained cleanliness and janitorial duties

Hickethier-Bachmann Laborary  -  Lab Technician                                                                 1952

  • Ran tests in food section of chemical laboratory

  • Analyzed and reported test results

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