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How Pope Francis compares with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI

Published March 13, 2013 2:52 pm

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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?

How does Pope Francis match up with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI

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 ...

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