Pope Francis Renews Passport as Jorge Mario Bergoglio

By Jaime Lutz

Feb 18, 2014 1:41pm
AP pope francis passport jef 140218 16x9 608 Pope Francis Renews Passport as Jorge Mario Bergoglio

The new passport of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis, at the Argentine Consulate in Rome, Italy, Feb. 14, 2014. (Argentina's Interior Ministry/AP Photo)


He’s the head of the Vatican City-State,  but Pope Francis is keeping his Argentine passport and paid $55 to renew this week along with his ID.

The pontiff insisted upon going through the same bureaucratic process as all Argentinians, although Pope Francis didn’t have to sit in a waiting room. Argentine officials visited him in the Vatican to take his picture and fingerprints last Friday and will send them to the leader of the Catholic Church within the next few days.

The Bishop of Rome’s passport is under his birth name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

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