20 Surprising Quotes To Celebrate Pope Francis’ Birthday

Published December 17, 2015
Updated June 24, 2016

El Papa Francesco turns 79 years old today. From calling on the world to combat climate change to his professional past as a janitor, chef and club bouncer, the current head of the Catholic Church challenges popular conceptions of the papacy, wooing diverse audiences from around the world. On his birthday, we look back through some of the most surprising Pope Francis quotes to date:

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Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly is a freelance writer, artist, and video editor that splits her time between the humid Midwest and the dusty corners of her mind.