Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is both head of the Church and sovereign of the Holy See.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was ordained as a priest in 1969. He served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina from 1973 to 1979. In 1998 he became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and in 2001 a cardinal. Following the resignation of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, on 28 February 2013, the conclave elected Bergoglio, who chose the papal name Francis in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first pope to be a Jesuit, the first pope to come from the Americas, and the first pope to come from the Southern Hemisphere.
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The new pope has Uranus on a Taurus MC ruled by Venus in conjunction with Moon both in Aquarius with Moon ruling the Cancerian Ascendant. Uranus and Venus are in mutual reception. Religiosity is indicated by Jupiter on the Descendant ruling Sun on Sagittarius North Node.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART
BIRTH DATA: Mario Jose Francisco Bergoglio, 17 December 1936, 21.00 (9 p.m.) ADT (+3), Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina (34s36, 58w27). ASC: 10 Cancer. RR=AA (from quoted birth record). SOURCE: GraZia Bordoni quotes data from birth record courtesy of Claudia Rizzi (link to image below).