Resumes & Cover Letters Watercooler

The Journey To Become Pope Francis

Written by Ben Bolasny

Pope Francis is noted for his humility, dedication to the poor, and commitment to inter-faith dialogue.  He is revered as one of the most popular spiritual leaders of today.  While a resume is likely not part of the papal election process,we researched his career path and composed a resume to illustrate Pope Francis’ journey to becoming the Pontiff.


Jorge Mario Bergoglio

San Roberto Bellarmino. Rome Italy

Theological Education

Salesian School                                                                                                                                  1980

  • Mentorship under Ukranian Greek Priest Stefan Czmil
  • Awoke hours before class to serve Mass for Czmil

College Maximo de San Jose                                                                                                          1960 

  • Licentiate in Philosophy

Inmaculada Concepcion Seminary                                                                                               1958

  • Studied Humanities

Secular Education

Escuela Tecnica Industrial No. 27 Hipolito Yrigoyen                                                                1954

  • Chemical Technician’s Diploma


Employment & Accomplishments

San Roberto Bellarmino – Cardinal-Priest                                                                                  2001

  • Awarded cardinal by Pope John Paul II

  • Appointed to five administrative positions within the Roman Curia

  • Participated in 2005 papal conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI

Buenos Aires, Agentina – Auxiliary Bishop                                                                                 1992

  • Ordained as Tituar Bishop of Acua serving as principal consecrator

  • Celebrated Holy Thursday washing feet in jails, hospitals, retirement homes and slums

Society of Jesus of Agentina – Provincial Superior                                                                   1973

  • Supervised institutes within province and presided over deliberations

  • Ensured orders of the General Chapter and Superior General were properly carried out

Facultades de Filosofia y Teologia de San Miguel                                                                      1969

  • Ordained to priesthood
  • Served as master of novices for province and taught as professor of theology

Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion – High School teacher                                                 1960

  • Taught psychology and literature

  • Fostered growth and development of teenagers through lectures and discussion

Buenos Aires Nightclub – Bouncer                                                                                               1956

  • Checked IDs and monitored front of house for trouble makers
  • Swept floors, maintained cleanliness and janitorial duties

Hickethier-Bachmann Laborary  –  Lab Technician                                                                 1952

  • Ran tests in food section of chemical laboratory

  • Analyzed and reported test results

About the author

Ben Bolasny

Ben is currently pursuing an MBA from Baruch CUNY in New York City and is social media marketing intern at RealMatch. He has worked as a freelancer in many different artistic capacities of performance, composition and copywriting.