Is Francis the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere?

as well as the first from the Western Hemisphere?

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  • Annie
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
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    indeed.

    look here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Popes

    to see all the popes with their place of birth. Lots from Rome and Italy, the most southern until now were from north Africa (Roman Africa), the last being Gelasius 1 in 492-496.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    He is the first pope from the southern and western hemispheres, the first Latin-American pope, the first Jesuit pope, the first Argentinian pope, and I think the first pope with only one lung.

    I hope this helped!!!!

  • 8 years ago

    Yes he is.

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