Is Francis the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere?

as well as the first from the Western Hemisphere?

3 Answers

  • Annie
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer


    look here:

    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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