As of October 2014, Pope Francis speaks three languages: Spanish, Italian and German. Pope Francis was born to Italian immigrants in Argentina in 1936. His educational achievements include a doctorate in theology, which he obtained in Freiburg, Germany.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013. He adopted the name of Pope Francis at the age of 76. Compared to previous popes, he is considered to have radical ideas and to be a "peoples' pope." His teachings include showing mercy and acceptance to those typically shunned from the church and emphasizing the strong need for communication between young and old.