He's already known as an ardent soccer fan and a tango dancing enthusiast.
And now, in another twist, Pope Francis has disclosed he used to work as a nightclub bouncer, according to a report from the Catholic News Service citing the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.
The revelation came during a visit Francis paid Saturday to the Church of San Cirillo Alessandrino outside Rome. There, he reportedly told parishioners of his work as a club bouncer.
Francis, who originally hails from a Buenos Aires barrio in Argentina, has since his election in March made waves with frank proclamations that some observers have characterized as reshaping Catholic priorities going forward.