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The Pope used to be a club bouncer in Buenos Aires

Dec 3, 2013

In an interview with the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, on Monday, Pope Francis reminisced about a series of odd jobs he held before running the Catholic Church. One of which involved him giving douchebags the boot at a club in Argentina.

Francis wasn’t only a bouncer of course. The 76-year-old Bishop of Rome also swept floors, taught literature and assisted in a chemical lab. But, honestly, why would the interviewer care about anything else once the Pope (a.k.a. George Bluth in disguise?) made mention of his bouncework at a Buenos Aires nightclub?

Word had actually spread of this supposed gig back in March, but this is the first time for the Pope to confirm.

Unfortunately, the four-hour interview has no further details about the bouncer job–it gave Pontiff the opportunity to spin the factoid into something pious: It taught him how to reel in people for prayer in the church. “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,” he said. Whatever that means.

source: Catholic News Service/photo: New Yorker

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