On March 13, 2013, cardinals stunned the world when they elected Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope. But why did they see in the 76-year-old Jesuit? Who is is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?
ROME REPORTS travels to Argentina to investigate and discover the life that shaped Pope Francis.
Through unedited testimonies, we hear from those who know him best, those who lived with Bergoglio. From his only living sister, Maria Elena, to his successor as superior-general of the Jesuits in Argentina. Hear from a priest who worked with Bergoglio in the country’s slums, and from the corner vendor who for years, sold him the daily newspaper. Meet the young man who overcame his addictions with support from the man the world now calls "the Pope”.
The documentary begins with the moment a young Jorge Mario discovers his priestly vocation. Decades would pass and a historic conclave would forever change his life, and mark the history of the Catholic Church.
Juan Martín Ezratty