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Pope Francis reveals he used to work as a bar bouncer
FOX NEWS ^ | 12/03/2013

Posted on 12/03/2013 2:55:06 PM PST by SeekAndFind

It’s common knowledge that St. Peter guards the pearly gates. But what many people might not know is Pope Francis used to guard the door at a bar in Argentina.

That’s right: Pope Francis used to be a bar bouncer.

The 76-year-old pontiff disclosed his previous vocation in a parish visit to the church of San Cirillo Alessandrino in a working-class neighborhood on the outskirts of Rome on Sunday, the Catholic News Service reported.

The nugget from Francis’ past, when he used to be known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was disclosed during a four-hour conversation, in which the pope also mentioned he used to sweep floors and run tests in a chemical laboratory as a teenager.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barbouncer; popefrancis

1 posted on 12/03/2013 2:55:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

well, that work experience may have provided some useful insights for leading the flock...


2 posted on 12/03/2013 2:56:55 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: SeekAndFind

Never worked as a bouncer....but I have been bounced ;-)


3 posted on 12/03/2013 2:58:44 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: faithhopecharity
He can team up with other tough guys from the major religions to star in The Expendables 3: Holy Hellraisers.


4 posted on 12/03/2013 3:00:23 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: SeekAndFind

This man has lived a full life already, so now he can concentrate on the healing of The Church. Pope Francis is even gaining favor of some agnostics, and lapsed or Cafeteria Catholics.


5 posted on 12/03/2013 3:03:44 PM PST by lee martell
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To: SeekAndFind

I like this pope in some ways in other ways he seems to be out in left field. Jesus was criticized for ministering in public houses (bars), as I read it he said he goes where the need is.


6 posted on 12/03/2013 3:04:43 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: SeekAndFind

He has worked real jobs. He takes a more humble approach. I like this Pope. But, it’s not my opinion that matters.


7 posted on 12/03/2013 3:10:10 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Volunteer
He has worked real jobs. He takes a more humble approach.

the antithesis of ayatollah obama....
8 posted on 12/03/2013 3:13:38 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, a bar bouncer may be exactly what we need, to clean out the Vatican and retire the worst dissident bishops.


9 posted on 12/03/2013 3:19:25 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Catholic ping!


10 posted on 12/03/2013 3:21:44 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yeah, but could he bounce Superman? Lex Luthor photo: Lex Luthor vs Superman LexampSupe1_zpsa77cdba2.jpg Luther vs. Superman.
11 posted on 12/03/2013 3:24:35 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice; Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro

Dunno, but Martin Luther did bounce Pope Leo X in 1521 ...

12 posted on 12/03/2013 3:42:02 PM PST by mikrofon (With a Diet of Worms, no less!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, I like a guy with varied work experience. Bouncer's good.


A little stable-scrubbing experience is ever better.

13 posted on 12/03/2013 3:51:15 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Trust your Savior, not your culture.)
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To: mikrofon

Or was it t’other way around?


14 posted on 12/03/2013 3:52:25 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Takes one to know one, and vice versa.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here”


15 posted on 12/03/2013 3:57:53 PM PST by AU72
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Indeed


16 posted on 12/03/2013 4:03:24 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: NYer; Salvation; All

Dude seriously

Well you got start somewhere right LOL!


17 posted on 12/03/2013 4:10:27 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I hope he starts bouncin’ some bishops in the US, starting with that jerk Gomez in CA.


18 posted on 12/03/2013 4:10:55 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

LOL, perspective I suppose...

(Leo looks more the part w/ the “Vespers shadow” ;)


19 posted on 12/03/2013 4:20:52 PM PST by mikrofon (Catolica BUMP)
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To: mikrofon

Vesper shadow — heh.


20 posted on 12/03/2013 4:31:38 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Sanity is the adequate response of the mind to the real thing: adaequatio mentis ad rem.)
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To: mikrofon

I’ve always looked at Luther as though he bounced himself out of the priesthood leaving his calling card hung on a nail on the door. LOL!


21 posted on 12/03/2013 4:53:00 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SeekAndFind

22 posted on 12/03/2013 5:39:18 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: AU72
" Alright people, it's 2:30...Closing UP!...Hotel...Motel...just get the hell outta here!"
23 posted on 12/03/2013 5:44:12 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: JoeDetweiler
Never worked as a bouncer....but I have been bounced ;-)

I've been a bouncee a few times myself.

24 posted on 12/03/2013 6:20:24 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bouncer: “You’re outta here, go home,clean up your life and ask God to forgive you”.

Drunk: “Oh yeah, well who made you the Pope?”


25 posted on 12/03/2013 7:49:07 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Cicero
"Actually, a bar bouncer may be exactly what we need, to clean out the Vatican and retire the worst dissident bishops."

- - - - - - -

With that kind of background, when he gets around to clearing out the queer happenings in the Curia, here are some of the sounds you might hear (with the words slightly modified here and there):

:-)

26 posted on 12/03/2013 8:38:08 PM PST by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw where somebody did a parody of the “Roadhouse” poster with Pope Francis’ face shopped over Patrick Swayze’s. Which led me to suggest a new regnal motto:

“Always be nice…until it’s time to not be nice.”


27 posted on 12/03/2013 9:33:30 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: AnAmericanMother

“Your name’s not down, you’re not comin’ in.”


28 posted on 12/03/2013 9:34:53 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: AnAmericanMother

HA HA

That good cartoon LMAO


29 posted on 12/04/2013 9:11:53 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: RichInOC

OH MAN I want see that ROFL


30 posted on 12/04/2013 9:12:59 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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