How Pope Francis compares with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI
Published: March 13, 2013 02:52PM
Updated: March 13, 2013 06:20PM

The Catholic Church has a new leader after only two days of voting. So, how does Pope Francis compare with the man who came before him?

<freeform><script data-hide-title=”true” data-hide-byline=”true” data-hide-footnotes=”true” type=”text/javascript” src=”http://cdn.spundge.com/embed/stories/2025/”></script><noscript><h1>How does Pope Francis match up with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI</h1><h2>The Catholic Church has a new leader after only two days of voting. Pope Francis will take over a 2,000-year-old institution beset by current troubles. So, how does Francis compare with the man who came before him?Name given at birthFrancis: Jorge Mario Bergoglio (no one has previously taken this name)Benedict XVI: Josef RatzingerNationalityFrancis: Argentina, though of Italian descentBenedict XVI: Born in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, GermanyAge at time of electionFrancis: 76Benedict XVI: 78EducationFrancis: Received his licentiate in philosophy from Colegio ...</h2><a href=”http://cdn.spundge.com/stories/2025/embedded/” target=”_blank”>View <em>”How does Pope Francis match up with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI”</em> on Spundge</a></noscript></freeform>