Yes, The Pope Used To Be a Bouncer

Another reason to think twice before talking back to the bouncer

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Pope Francis, who has made surprising the world commonplace, reminded a group of parishioners that he worked as a bouncer in his youth.

That tidbit, shared during a visit to a church in a working-class suburb of Rome, had been reported in the past, but this was the first time he’s made mention of it as Pope, Today reports. In addition to his stint at a Buenos Aires bar, the Pope talked about his experiences sweeping floors and working in a lab as a teenager, according to the Catholic News Service.

Today asks if he is the “coolest pope ever?” and New York magazine calls him, in a playful reenactment of the future Pontiff at the door, the “world’s worst bouncer.”

[Catholic News Service]

55 comments
Arturo Palma
Arturo Palma

Because of his bouncer past, I'm sure he would help Saint Peter at heaven's gates

sygurdjonfski
sygurdjonfski

The old job seems to be much more suited to his intellect...

kepten
kepten

Who is Pope? What does he do? I heard a lot about this Pope. Is he some kind of superstar?

Ryan Stover
Ryan Stover

LOL, like a boss! Never would've guessed! :)

Ariel Ayala Vera
Ariel Ayala Vera

Pope Francisco a bouncer, nice, knows the real taste of life ,coming from the bottom. And I think the Americans should respect the names of the People and the language that they belong, His name is not Francis, is Francisco, as president Geoge Bush, is not "Jorge Arbustos", and Ronald Reegan isn't Ronaldo.... his name is Francisco, period, an spanish name.

Toni Alex
Toni Alex

I am a real fan of Pope Francis. If he used to be a bouncer, that makes me like him more.

BlueHawk1821
BlueHawk1821

The far right hate him. The far left hate him. Average everyday people, of the World Love him. Check your scripture yourself, to see if his words are TRUTH.

Rudy Arend Altman
Rudy Arend Altman

His experiences will contribute to reshape outdated behavior from the Church...

Michelle Phan
Michelle Phan

Filed under cool points. Really love hearing things about this pope.

Jim Shelton
Jim Shelton

Great. Maybe he will throw the deadbeats out if the church (the faux Christians).

SAPD1972
SAPD1972

El Papa Bergoglio es fantástico, muy aterrizado con los tiempos actuales, pero sin perder la rectitud de su doctrina. Una sorpresa agradable para todos los católicos

Abe Diet
Abe Diet

Read the follow is being done in cooperation with the NSA: note: Fox News ( IT staff and Greg Gutfeld, Kimberly Guilfoyle ) The Five & Red Eye ILLEGALLY SCAN PRIVATE CITIZENS cell phone, computers and work with Nationwide Insurance via ILLEGAL Payola and a 3rd Party person asked by Nationwide to place a listening device (bug) in the home a Private Citizens. Other media companies also doing ILLEGAL activity with Nationwide are ABC, CBS, NBC and HLN. The purpose is multiple meaning comments on air. Also was done with sitcom programing. THEY ARE STEALING FROM PRIVATE CITIZENS - they may be doing it to you...

Maciej Jeszka
Maciej Jeszka

Time's most hilarious sounding headline ever.

Desi Zen
Desi Zen

Men of God are chosen not by vocation but their calling. His boss is a carpenter.

Sylvia Hauck
Sylvia Hauck

And from what I am gathering -- he STILL is!!!! (a compliment, btw!)

Frank Moody
Frank Moody

I'm not religious, but this guy is my hero.

Renée Gauthier
Renée Gauthier

Maybe he can bounce Cardinal Mahoney to some backwater where he can't do anymore harm.

Original Bey
Original Bey

God took a man who was once employed to SCREEN out the riff raff to now aggressively pursue them and welcome them into the fold. Talk about a 180! Lol.

Heidi So
Heidi So

wouw.... he can surely look after his own safety!!! :D

Aaron Neely
Aaron Neely

is there anything this man can't do?

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Nakoe Mojakisane II You sound and look like a Muslim.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Tracy Schooling Obama is on the way out thank god .