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Pope Francis Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Trivia quiz questions about Pope Francis.


Pope Francis Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is Pope Francis's birth name?
A: Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

On what date was Pope Francis born?
A: 17 December 1936.

Pope Francis is both Bishop of Rome and what?
A: Absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State.

Where was Pope Francis born?
A: In Buenos Aires, Argentina.

What jobs did Bergoglio briefly have before beginning seminary studies?
A:  A chemical technician and nightclub bouncer.

When was he was ordained a Catholic priest?
A: In 1969.

What position did he have from 1973 to 1979?
A: He was Argentina's Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus.


He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in what year?
A: 1998.

Bergoglio was created a cardinal in 2001 by whom?
A: Pope John Paul II.

Bergoglio chose Francis as his papal name in honor of whom?
A: Saint Francis of Assisi.

Francis is the first pope from where?
A: The Americas.

Throughout his public life, both as an individual and as a religious leader, Pope Francis has been noted for his what?
A: His humility and his concern for the poor.

Pope Frances has decided to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse rather than what?
A: The papal apartments of the Apostolic Palace used by his predecessors.

Pope Francis is known for favoring simpler vestments void of what?
A: Ornamentation.


The Pontiff has affirmed Catholic doctrine on what three hot issues?
A: Abortion, artificial contraception, and homosexuality.

Whilst maintaining the Church's teaching against homosexual acts, he has said that gay people should not be what?
A: Marginalized.

As a cardinal in Argentina, he opposed what?
A: Same-sex marriage in Argentina.

Pope Francis maintains that he is a "son of the Church" regarding loyalty to Church doctrine, and has spoken against abortion as what?
A: "horrific".

Pope Francis  urged Bishop Charles J. Scicluna of Malta to speak out against what?
A: Adoption by same-sex couples.

Pope Francis has announced a zero-tolerance policy towards what?
A: Sex abuse in the Church.

He has said that sex abuse was as bad as performing a what?
A: Satanic mass.


Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Flores, a barrio of where?
A: Buenos Aires.

He was the eldest of how many children?
A: Five.

Who was his father?
A:  Mario José Bergoglio, an Italian immigrant accountant.

Who was Pope Francis's mother?
A: Regina María Sívori, a housewife born in Buenos Aires to a family of northern Italian origin.

Why did Mario José's family leave Italy in 1929?
A: To escape the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini.

His daughter María Elena is the Pope's only living what?
A:  Sibling.

When did the Pope's  brother Alberto die?
A: In June 2010.


At the age of 21 Bergoglio suffered from what?
A: Life-threatening pneumonia and three cysts.

He had part of a "what" excised shortly afterwards?
A: Lung.

At the conclusion of his novitiate in the Society of Jesus, Bergoglio officially became a what?
A: Jesuit.

Bergoglio was ordained to the priesthood on what date?
A:  13 December 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano.

Where did Bergoglio complete his final stage of spiritual formation as a Jesuit, tertianship?
A: At Alcalá de Henares, Spain.


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