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
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
A: He was Argentina's Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus.
He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in what year?
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
The Pontiff has affirmed Catholic doctrine on what three
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?
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?
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
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
A: Buenos Aires.
He was the eldest of how many children?
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
A: To escape the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini.
His daughter María Elena is the Pope's only living what?
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?
At the conclusion of his novitiate in the Society of
Jesus, Bergoglio officially became a what?
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.