The world has new Pope – level 2

The world has new Pope – level 2

18-03-2013 14:00

The world has a new pope. He is the first pope from Latin America and the first from outside Europe since the 8th century. His name is Pope Francis. He is 76 years old and is known for living a very simple life and travelling by bus. He lived in a small flat during his time in Buenos Aires and he cooked for himself.

He was born into a middle class family of seven. His father was a railway worker. In the Vatican he is expected to lead the church very strongly. It is necessary because of the child abuse scandals that were in the church and the claims of financial corruption.

Interesting words: expect (think that something will happen), abuse (bad behaviour to somebody), claim (information that something happened when it is not proved).

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