Donna Danna (14 March 2013)
"1st Jesuit Pope Francis I Was Runnerup To Pope Benedict XVI in 2005"


Argentina's pope a modest man focused on the poor
 
He was also the main candidate against Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in the 2005 conclave that elected the German to become Pope Benedict, backed by moderate cardinals looking for an alternative to the then Vatican doctrinal chief.
 
The former cardinal, the first Jesuit to become pope, was born into a middle-class family of seven, his father an Italian immigrant railway worker and his mother a housewife.
 
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