5 Rare Photos from Pope Francis’ Childhood

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For the seven and a half decades before he was known as Pope Francis, he was known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

And he used to be a kid, just like everyone else. Who knows if one of the kids you meet today might become Pope someday!

[See also Holy Cuteness! Rare Photos of 12 Saints as Children]

1) With his brother Oscar

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2) As a young boy

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3) He attended a Don Bosco school

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4) Another one from school

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5) 12 years old, studying chemistry at Salesian College (he’s the boy in the middle)

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Colegio Salesiano Don Bosco de Ramos Mejía / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

BONUS: Then he got all grown up and ordained!

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