Pope Francis Becomes the First Ever Jesuit Pontiff
UNDATED - In this undated collect photograph courtesy of the Jesuit General Curia in Rome, the Jesuit priest Jorge Mario Bergoglio poses. The Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio, ordained for the Jesuits on 1969 at the Theological faculty of San Miguel was elected as Pope Francis on March 13, 2013 as the first ever Jesuit pontiff. The Society of Jesus, founded in 1540 by the Spanish Ignatius of Loyola's, is a Christian male religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations and on six continents. Jesuits operate in education (founding schools, colleges, universities and seminaries), intellectual research and cultural pursuits. (Photo by Jesuit General Curia via Getty Images)
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