Pope Francis Reveals He Worked as a Nightclub Bouncer

August 31, 2022
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Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, revealed that he had a stint as a nightclub bouncer during his college years in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Long before the pontiff embraced the priesthood’s call and ran Vatican’s politics, he kicked troublemakers out of nightclubs.

The fact was first reported by Italian newspaper Gazzetta Del Sud, which wrote that “as a student, Pope Francis worked as a bouncer at a nightclub to support himself.”

In 2013, the 266th Pope of Rome visited a group of parishioners at a Rome church. During his four-hour visit, Pope Francis shared some interesting resume points with the churchgoers, which included sweeping floors, running chemical tests, and supervising nighttime gremlins. 

Pope Francis, 85, assumed the holy title and succeeded retired Pope Benedict XVI back in 2013. A native Argentinian born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis is the first Latin American pope in the Catholic Church’s history.


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