Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, (1936 - ) is the current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church; he is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III, in 741. Born in Buenos Aires, Bergoglio worked as a chemical technologist and nightclub bouncer before being ordained. He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and was created a cardinal in 2001. He led the Argentine Church during the December 2001 riots in Argentina, and the governments of Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner considered him a political rival. Throughout his public life, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, emphasis on God's mercy, concern for the poor, and commitment to interfaith dialogue. He maintains that the church should be more open and welcoming. He does not support unbridled capitalism, Marxism, or Marxist versions of liberation theology. Traditional in many respects, he is also relatively informal. He opposes consumerism and irresponsible development, and supports taking action on climate change. As a leader, he conveys a strong spiritual intelligence, humility, inclusiveness and a very strong connectivity with everyday Catholics. He understands the symbolic power of his actions.
You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. That's how prayer works.