Factbox-Pope Francis: His 10 years in numbers

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VATICAN CITY(Reuters) – Here are some statistics about Pope Francis, who on Monday marks the 10th anniversary of his election as head of the 1.38-billion-member Roman Catholic Church. The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became the 266th pope and the first from Latin America. SUNDAY OR HOLY DAY NOON BLESSINGS – about 570 WEDNESDAY GENERAL AUDIENCES – nearly 440 MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF STATE OR GOVERNMENT – nearly 330 SYNODS – He has presided at five such meetings of world bishops CARDINALS Francis has named 111 cardinals, the red-hatted “princes of the Church” who are his clos…

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